The Newsletter for Marshall University                                      May 15, 2019

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President Gilbert, students and faculty to visit Richmond Friday for events, including service project at John Marshall gravesite

More than 30 representatives of Marshall University—including President Jerome A. Gilbert, students, faculty and members of the acclaimed John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps—will be in Richmond, Virginia, Friday, May 17, for events to celebrate the nation’s longest-serving chief justice. John Marshall, who served as the chief justice of the United States from 1801-1835 and for whom the university is …

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School of Medicine to host Standing Out in Our Field 6 on June 1

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will host its sixth annual Standing Out in Our Field event, Saturday, June 1. This unique outdoor dining experience draws hundreds to a picturesque setting on a farm in rural Proctorville, Ohio, to raise funds for medical student scholarships. This year’s event, co-sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center, will …

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Marshall welcomes new additions to physician assistant program

Three individuals have joined the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in preparation for the university’s new physician assistant program, which is currently in development.  Denise M. Chambers, M.S., PA-C, joins the school as a member of the physician assistant program and director of clinical skills. Chambers has nearly 30 years of experience as a physician assistant, most recently at St. …

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June Harless Center inducts five into Hall Of Fame

The June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development, part of Marshall University’s College of Education and Professional Development, held its annual Harless Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Monday, May 6. This year’s inductees were Katherine Johnson, Robert Shell Jr. and Lena Shell, and Drs. Joseph B. and Omayma Touma. Each year, the ceremony provides an opportunity to show appreciation and …

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Faculty Achievements: Dr. Darshana Shah

Darshana Shah, Ph.D., professor of pathology, associate dean for faculty advancement, and editor-in-chief of the Marshall Journal of Medicine, has been re-elected to the International Network for the Science of Team-Science (INSciTS) Board of Directors for a second three-year term (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022). INSciTS, the International Network for the Science of Team Science, is a professional …

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Southern Coalfields Alumni Chapter establishes scholarship

The Marshall University Southern Coalfields Alumni and Big Green Chapter recently established the Southern Coalfields Scholarship to support full-time undergraduate, incoming freshmen, who are residents of Raleigh, Summers, Fayette, Wyoming or Greenbrier counties in West Virginia. Recipients must also demonstrate financial need per the Office of Student Financial Assistance. This chapter is composed of local business owners, teachers, counselors and …

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Student awarded scholarship from West Virginia Speech Language Hearing Foundation

Marshall communication disorders student Jessica Sayre was recently awarded a statewide scholarship from the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing (WVSH) Foundation. The scholarship, valued at $1,000, was awarded to one student at Marshall and one student at West Virginia University. Scholarships like the WVSH Foundation scholarship recognize the impressive achievements of outstanding students and encourage their continued involvement in the profession, according …

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Marshall’s cyber league team places eighth in National Cyber League competition

For the second straight season, Marshall’s National Cyber League (NCL) team has placed in the top 10 nationally in the National Cyber League team game competition, finishing in eighth place out of a total of 627 teams in the spring team game postseason competition. The team placed ninth in the NCL’s fall team game postseason competition. The team is composed …

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Student pair takes first place at West Virginia Business Plan Competition

In what is believed to be a first at the West Virginia Business Plan Competition finals, Marshall students Aaron Simon and Ashley Hoskins finished first in the Lifestyle and Innovation category at the competition held in Fairmont, West Virginia, and hosted by the BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at West Virginia University. Simon, a marketing major from Spencer, West …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed May 22, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2019.

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