Fulton Street Named for Westminster College Icon Jack Marshall
The public is invited to a public dedication ceremony at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 20, at the intersection of Fifth Street and Jack Marshall Avenue as a part of Alumni Weekend to re-name a street for Westminster College icon, John E. “Jack” Marshall.
Park Avenue will officially become Jack Marshall Avenue with the unveiling of the new street signs.
Westminster President Dr. George B. Forsythe will deliver dedication remarks. The other speaker at the event will be Jack’s brother David Marshall, Westminster Class of 1964.
Members of the Westminster College Board of Trustees, other members of the Jack Marshall family, representatives from the City of Fulton and alumni and men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity will also be in attendance.
Marshall worked at Westminster College his entire professional life. During his nearly 60 year tenure at the College, he held every significant administrator’s post, including Interim President.
He was awarded every kind of prominent recognition the College could bestow—an honorary degree, an Alumni Achievement Award, and the Alumni Award of Merit. His fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, presented him with the Merit Key and the Order of the Phoenix Award.
He was well known in the community as “Mr. Westminster.”
In addition to his extensive work on behalf of Westminster College and the National Churchill Museum, Marshall was heavily involved in civic affairs. He was one of the original Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and instrumental in the passage of the city tourism tax. He was on the board of numerous Fulton civic organizations.
Westminster College has been working with City of Fulton officials since last summer to make the dedication a reality. Westminster College officials sent a letter of request and the Fulton City Council approved the change.
“We have been considering ways to honor Jack’s life and significant contributions to the Westminster and Fulton communities since his passing,” says President Forsythe. “Working with the Mayor and City Council, in the true spirit of teamwork that I believe Jack would have appreciated, our dedication puts some measure of permanent thanks in official records for a life well-lived and well-served.”