Longtime Marshall University supporters Charles W. “Charlie” and Norma C. Carroll have established an endowed scholarship with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in honor of their physician, Kevin W. Yingling, R.Ph., M.D.
Both Charlie (’50) and Norma (’51) are graduates of Marshall University. Upon graduating, Charlie pursued a career in Huntington with a property and casualty insurance company. He and Norma were married in 1950. In 1974, after nearly 25 years with one company, he resigned as local office manager to form Carroll Insurance Agency, his own independent insurance agency. He sold the agency in 2004 and retired.
Norma graduated a year after Charlie and chose to be a homemaker. She was very active in their church and in many area nonprofit and volunteer organizations, serving as president, treasurer and/or board member of many of them. Charlie and Norma are longtime, substantial supporters of Marshall University in both academics and athletics.
“Dr. Yingling has always taken time to listen to our concerns and treated us with excellent care and compassion. We feel so fortunate to have him as our physician,” the Carrolls said. “There is tremendous value in supporting quality medical education that trains future doctors to provide the same level of care to their patients.”
The Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Scholarship for the School of Medicine will go to support a first-year medical student, with preference given to a resident of Cabell or Wayne counties. The scholarship is renewable for three additional years, pending normal academic progress. The first recipient of the award is Anthony S. Workman, a first-year medical student from Huntington who graduated from Marshall University with a bachelor’s degree in biology.
In addition to the endowed scholarship, the Carrolls have named the School of Medicine as a beneficiary in their estate plans. For more information about making a planned gift or honoring a physician with a gift to the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, please contact Linda S. Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs, at 304-691-1711.