Members of the Marshall family recently made a $150,000 pledge to name the Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Laboratory at Wor-Wic Community College for Charles “Chuck” Marshall Jr., who founded Marshall Hotels & Resorts in Salisbury in 1980.
A former hotel and restaurant administration student at Oklahoma State University, Chuck founded the company after many successful years of managing various hotels and restaurants. It has grown to be one of the nation’s largest hotel management companies.
The donation made by Chuck’s wife, Dee, and their son, Mike, will enhance the college’s ability to teach on the latest state-of-the art equipment.
“My dad was very concerned about the education of our youth and especially concerned about bringing the next generation into the hospitality industry,” Mike explained. “He often helped younger employees with financial assistance to promote their industry growth.”
The college offers one associate degree and two certificate programs in hotel-motel-restaurant management, as well as degree and certificate programs in culinary arts and a variety of non-credit hospitality and culinary courses.
Mike Marshall, left, and his mother, Dee Marshall, honored Dee’s late husband and Mike’s father, Charles “Chuck” Marshall Jr., by naming a room for him in Fulton-Owen Hall at Wor-Wic Community College.