Wife honors late husband through scholarship establishment

The John Hunsley Memorial Scholarship was recently established to support students earning their master’s degree in counseling within Marshall University’s College of Education and Professional Development.

John was diagnosed at the age of three with cystic fibrosis. He was an activist for cystic fibrosis awareness and a champion of people struggling with physical limitations. He received his bachelor’s degree in counseling in 1996. John’s completion of his master’s program at Marshall was cut short by his need to seek full-time employment in order to secure health insurance. According to his wife, Sharon Hunsley, he would be proud to know that as part of his enduring legacy, he was enabling others to complete their degree so they, too, could enrich the lives of others.

“Starting his education at Marshall as an adult learner was one of the best decisions my husband ever made. He would be honored to know he’s helping someone else fulfill their dreams with his scholarship,” Hunsley said. “I know my husband would’ve told students to get to know their instructors and professors! They can guide you and enrich your learning experience. John felt this greatly enhanced his achievement at Marshall.”

For questions about a student’s eligibility for the John Hunsley Memorial Scholarship, please contact the College of Education and Professional Development.


Speech and Hearing Center first in state to offer Parkinson’s Disease voice treatment

The Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center is the first clinic in West Virginia to offer an innovative voice treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. The new therapy regime, SPEAK OUT! And LOUD Crowd, was developed at the Parkinson Voice Project and founded on the principles of Dr. Daniel R. Boone.

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Family and friends honor Dr. Robert B. Hayes through a memorial scholarship

Family and friends of Dr. Robert B. Hayes, former president of Marshall University who served from 1974 to 1983, have established a memorial scholarship in his name. The scholarship will benefit full-time, undergraduate students in the College of Education and Professional Development.

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Forum on geohazards’ impact on transportation planned

Engineers, geologists and transportation planners from across the region will gather in Baltimore, Maryland,  Tuesday, Aug. 7, to Thursday, Aug. 9, for the nationally recognized Appalachian States Coalition for Geohazards in Transportation’s 18th Annual Technical Forum, “Geohazards Impacting Transportation in the Appalachian Region.”

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WMUL-FM students win Hermes Creative Awards

Students from Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, received five Platinum Awards, seven Gold Awards and eight Honorable Mention Awards in The Hermes Creative Awards 2017-18 Competition, announced June 18 from Dallas, Texas.

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Marshall to partner with The Wild Ramp, offering Workplace Farm Share memberships to students, employees

Marshall University is partnering with The Wild Ramp to offer faculty, staff and students memberships to the Workplace Farm Share program. For members, locally sourced food will be available for pickup weekly at noon Thursdays, July 12 through Nov. 23, 2018, in the Memorial Student Center.

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CyberPatriot Camp to be held for middle and high school students

Marshall University will host CyberPatriot Camp for students in seventh through 12th grades Monday through Friday, July 23-27. The camp goes on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily in Room 2119 of the Arthur Weisberg Applied Engineering Complex.

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