Marshall University is one of the most talked about coeducational public research university Huntington, West Virginia. It got its name in 1837 after the fourth chief justice of Supreme Court, John Marshall. It also runs its own cancer research institution, in an attempt to do their bit for the society. It is basically an institution that was intended in giving out graduation education. It also runs three other institutions for undergraduate programs namely, the Southern Mountain Center, the Southern West Virginia Community College and the YMCA in Gilbert. The basic goal of the institution is to, transfer of technical information from the academic divisions to private sectors in order to support job development. Most people of the current generation dream to graduate from this institution to carve a niche for themselves. Most of alumni of this institution have made it big in the field of sports, entertainment, politics and arts. With every new batch that graduates, the bar of excellence goes a notch higher only to becoming idols in the eyes of others. Some of the famous alumni of this institution are, the famous footballer, Randy Moss or the Chad Pennington, the footballer, Troy Brown. They have shown the world that with hard work and dedication, impossible is just a word.