The Newsletter for Marshall University                                      June 12, 2019

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Message from President Gilbert

Dear Marshall Family, Marshall’s accrediting body, The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and our own best practices require regular review of the university’s Mission Statement. Last summer, in preparation for our next accreditation review, which will take place in June 2020, then-Provost Gayle Ormiston formed an Ad Hoc Mission Statement Review Committee to 1) meet HLC’s requirements regarding mission and 2) …

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Marshall to host Huntington Summer Music Festival June 21-22

Marshall will host the Huntington Summer Music Festival Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, at Pullman Square, featuring music from world-renowned and local jazz musicians as well as a Biergarten, an instrument petting zoo for children and people of all ages, and other activities. This year’s festival is carrying on a new jazz music tradition that began in the summer of …

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College of Education and Professional Development among 42 teacher prep programs recognized for national excellence

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has announced that Marshall’s College of Education and Professional Development is one of 42 providers from 23 states and the District of Columbia to receive accreditation for their educator preparation programs. The spring 2019 review by the CAEP Accreditation Council resulted in 42 accredited programs, bringing the total to 238 providers …

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Amal F. Sakkal, M.D., joins Marshall School of Medicine, Charleston Internal Medicine

The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Charleston Internal Medicine medical staff welcome Amal F. Sakkal, M.D., to their internal medicine team of providers. Sakkal has been named an assistant professor in the department of internal medicine at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She is a general internist who treats adult patients for a wide range of conditions, …

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Marshall student receives Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Marshall student receives Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Zach Preston, a mechanical engineering student in the  College of Information Technology and Engineering, is one of the first-ever recipients of the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship. Chosen as one of 200 scholarship recipients from among 6,333 applicants from 89 colleges, Preston will receive up to $40,000 total in scholarship funding, or $10,000 per school year, for up to three additional …

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Accounting program earns endorsement by Institute of Management Accountants

The Lewis College of Business has announced that the Brad D. Smith Undergraduate School of Business and its undergraduate accounting program have earned endorsement by IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Dr, Avinandan Mukherjee, dean of the college, said the endorsement by IMA is a …

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Students find hands-on summer research experiences at Marshall

In-depth, mentored research experiences at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will help develop the skills of the nearly 20 undergraduate students from 10 different institutions who are spending the summer conducting biomedical research in laboratories on campus. While at Marshall, the students are working in the university’s facilities on research projects important to the health of Appalachia, such …

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Marshall Dermatology names new department administrator

Marshall Health has named Teresa Alexander as department administrator for Marshall Dermatology. In that role, she will oversee the day-to-day operations, administrative and human resources functions of the department. Alexander joined Marshall Health in 2014 and has served as a patient service representative supervisor and an operations analyst in the department of internal medicine. She worked previously as a scheduling …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed June 19, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019.

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