May 27, 2015

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  • New scholarship honors longtime educator, Larry Prichard


    An endowed scholarship has been established through the Marshall University Foundation Inc. to honor Larry Prichard’s nearly 35 years as an educator. “He championed the right of every child,” Myrtle Prichard said of her late husband. To honor his legacy she donated $101,000 to establish the scholarship. Included in the total was a $1,000 expendable gift so the scholarship could be awarded beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, while the rest of the gift is initially invested. An incoming freshman will be announced as the recipient at the upcoming East Carter High School Awards Assembly later this month. “I hope what he believed so ...
  • Marshall social work faculty member receives WVHEPC Outreach to Mexico grant


    Dr. Peggy Proudfoot Harman of the Marshall University College of Health Professions has received a $3,000 grant to participate in a West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Outreach to Mexico program. The grant will provide a professional development opportunity for selected faculty members from West Virginia colleges in HEPC to visit Puebla. Harman, an assistant professor in the college’s Department of Social Work, said this project is an indicator of Marshall University’s dedication to creating a university environment that fosters cultural diversity. “As a native West Virginian I am extremely proud of Marshall University’s focus on creating an atmosphere that is diverse and academically ...
  • President’s suite offices to be relocated for summer


    Effective June 12, employees who work in the university president’s office in Old Main will be temporarily relocated to Foundation Hall to accommodate work being done in their suite this summer. The offices of President Gary White and his assistant Cora Massey will be relocated to the first floor of Foundation Hall, while the offices of General Counsel F. Layton Cottrill and his assistant Cora Westmoreland will be on the third floor. All phone numbers and other contact information will remain the same. It is estimated that work will be completed and the president’s suite offices will reopen around the start of the fall ...
  • Housing and Residence Life recognizes several for leadership


    Housing and Residence Life held its annual Student Leadership Banquet May 5 to honor students, staff, and faculty who have served and performed outstanding service and leadership to both students and the department. Honorees included, from left, Tony Sampson, Assistant Residence Director of the Year (Commons); Britt Frye, Residence Director of the Year (TT West); Dr. Rosalynn Quiñones, Faculty in Residence of the Year (Chemistry Department); Hailey Stafford, RA of the Year; Paige Hughes, Academic Mentor of the Year; Dr. Susan Gilpin, Outstanding Contribution to Housing and Residence Life (Honors College).
  • Marshall University Forensic Science Graduate Program receives donations for the Paul H. and Dixie O. Nicely Scholarship


    The  Forensic Science Graduate Program was presented with $1,500 in donations to the Paul H. and Dixie O. Nicely Scholarship fund at the reception for the nationally recognized program’s 19th graduating class. Michael J. Farrell, Esq., presented the check on behalf of numerous contributors to Dr. Terry W. Fenger, director of the program. Gifts were made by Farrell; Tamela J. White, Esq.; Erik W. Legg, Esq.; Les and Denise Spears; Jill Stevens; Sam and Val Schiedler; David Miller and Dr. Terry Fenger and his wife, Sandy. The Paul H. and Dixie O. Nicely Scholarship for the  Forensic Science Graduate Program was founded ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. Gordon Crews


    Dr. Gordon Crews, professor of criminal justice, has an article featured on a website called “Before the Abstract,” published by Springer Storytellers, which brings the stories of actual researchers  to the public through podcast  and written submissions. Published last week, the article can be found at: http://www.beforetheabstract.com/2015/05/19/gordon-a-crews-there-is-always-a-reason-why. Titled  “There Is Always a Reason Why,” the article is described as  “Dr. Gordon Crews discovers  through years of research — and one man in particular — that there is always a reason for our behavior, no matter how inexcusable or difficult to understand.”   The piece deals with Crews’ ongoing literary collaboration with death row inmate ...


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