Marshall Trimble '61 B.A.E., '63 M.A.E.

Which groups or activities were you most involved in at ASU? What did you gain from that involvement?
I was involved in intramurals both as a participant and a manager. I received the "ASU Intramural Manager of the Year" award two years in a row, my junior and senior year. I was selected to be ASU's director of intramurals while attending graduate school in 1962, but opted to take a teaching job instead and had to resign. I was sports manager for all the intramurals in my fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega. I also held several committee chairmanships during my two years as an ATO.

What's your favorite ASU memory?
Winning the ASU Intramural Championship in 1960. There were many others, mostly involving fraternity competition in such things as Homecoming, sports, song festival and Greek Games. I guess I was a jock.

I also enjoyed playing my guitar at fraternity-sorority parties. I was terribly shy around women and the entertaining allowed me to feel more comfortable walking up to a pretty sorority girl. 

Tell us about your involvement in planning the 2011 Golden Reunion.
I’m contacting my classmates (to encourage them to attend) and helping make the reunion a good experience for them.

What personal qualities do you think were most strongly developed in you during your years as a Sun Devil?
I spent most of my growing-up years in Ash Fork, and I overcame a bad case of small town boy shyness at ASU. My mother always claimed it was the best thing that ever happened to me up to then.

What are three "can't-miss" ASU experiences every Sun Devil should participate in?
Attend the sporting events; participate in student government or club activities; and enjoy a moderate level of social life. Take advantage of the speaker's programs if you get a chance.

Bottom line: Try to be an all-around college student. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Year of graduation: 
1961