Speech and Hearing Center & Scottish Rite partner for annual motorcycle benefit ride, July 14

The Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc. and its Masons will host the 3rd annual RiteCare Motorcycle Benefit Ride on Saturday, July 14 beginning at Black Sheep Harley-Davidson and ending at Milton VFW Post #9796.

All proceeds from the motorcycle benefit ride will benefit Marshall University’s Lackey-Oshel RiteCare Clinic, which serves children and their families who need financial support to receive speech, language and literacy services, according to Al Rigsby, event organizer and board member for the foundation.

“This annual motorcycle ride allows community members to get involved in making a difference in the lives of our children. Our RiteCare Clinic serves families all across the Tri-State who need financial assistance for their child’s speech and language needs,” Rigsby said. “We look forward to this event every year and hope to have hundreds of riders participate.”

Registration begins at 10 a.m. with kickstands up at noon. Cost to ride is $15 with a $5 fee per passenger. Food and drinks will be provided. Raffle tickets and T-shirts will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Jason Childers at 304-951-9698 or Shawn Manley at 304-373-7778. To learn more about the RiteCare Clinic at Marshall University, visit

Luke Lee Listening and Learning lab to host annual Speakeasy Gala

The Luke Lee Listening and Language Lab at Marshall University will host its annual Speakeasy Gala to raise funds for children with hearing loss. This year’s gala will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Guyan Country Club.

Ticket sales start at $75 for general admission with opportunities for a VIP experience. To purchase, visit or call 304-696-3455 before Friday, Oct. 27. The annual gala is presented by Touma Hearing Centers and sponsored by HIMG, Handley Law LLC, Joseph B. Touma, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Marshall Pediatrics and Dan and Jo Ann Garrett.

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2017 Student Orientation Schedule Released

Orientation sessions will take place June 13-16, June 20-23, and August 1-4.

Ready to register? Complete our online registration form. After completing your online reservation, you will receive a confirmation postcard in the mail with your orientation date. Additional information such as the program schedule, arrival time, where to park and what to bring can be found in our Orientation Guide. Please do not make travel plans until you receive final confirmation of your reserved date.

Have questions? Need assistance? Call the Orientation Office at 304.696.2354 during our normal working hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or email us at We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

2017 Nursing Recognition Ceremony, May 4

The Marshall University School of Nursing will hold their Nursing Recognition Ceremony for 118 graduates at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4 at Christ Temple Church in Huntington.

The recognition ceremony is the culmination of nursing students’ education, said Dr. Denise Landry, chair of the Marshall School of Nursing.

“The Nursing Recognition Ceremony signifies the completion of a long journey and the beginning of a new one,” Landry said. “We take immense pride in our graduates as they have made the most important decision of their lives – to dedicate themselves fully to the care of others. We wish all our graduates the best as they move forward with their new careers.”

Eighty-one graduates will receive their bachelor of science nursing (BSN) degree; 28 will receive their master of science in nursing with a family nurse practitioner area of emphasis, four will receive their post-master’s certificate in nursing with family nurse practitioner area of emphasis; one will receive a master of science in nursing with nursing administration area of emphasis; two will receive their master of science in nursing with education area of emphasis; one will receive their master of science in nursing with psychiatric mental health nurse area of emphasis and one graduate will receive their master’s degree in nursing midwifery.