To help plan your reunion or prepare for your next visit to Huntington, contact Linda Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs at 304-691-1711 or holmes@marshall.edu. 


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36th Annual School of Medicine Homecoming

Join us for the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s 36th Annual Homecoming Weekend September 29 - September 30, 2023. This year, we'll celebrate the milestone classes of 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018. All School of Medicine alumni and their families are welcome. 

Whether you’re hoping to reconnect with your classmates, hear presentations from graduates or share a piece of your alma mater with your family, this year’s Homecoming Weekend has something for
everyone. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet our new School of Medicine Dean, Dr. David Gozal. It’s also a beautiful time of year in Huntington, West Virginia. See you soon! 

Registration for all events is now open. Download and submit the Registration Form.

Call-in registration: 304-691-1701

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Friday, September 29, 2023

Noon to 1 p.m.

Student-Alumni Networking Lunch
Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center, Rooms 1020/1021
1249 15th Street (former Fairfield Stadium site)
This is your opportunity to impart your words of wisdom on current medical students in this casual networking lunch.
Cost: Complimentary

1:15 to 2 p.m.

The Art of Healing and Leading: Shaping the Future of Healthcare
Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center Auditorium
J. Greg Rosencrance, MD (‘88)
President and CEO, WVU Medicine/Thomas Hospitals
Dr. Rosencrance will discuss his journey from physician to a leader shaping healthcare.

2:15 to 3 p.m.

Re-emerging Infectious Diseases: West Virginia’s Epidemics Within the Waning Pandemic
Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center Auditorium
Jacob T. Kilgore, MD, MPH, FAAP (’13)
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine 
Dr. Kilgore will review West Virginia’s changing infectious diseases landscape through a lens of epidemiology, management, and resource allocation.

3:15 to 4 p.m.

The Business of Medicine: A Physician Primer
Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center Auditorium
Jerry G. Blackwell, MD, MBS, FACC (‘83)
President and CEO of MedAxiom
Contemporary healthcare organizations are focused on increasing “value” for patient and society. Controlling costs while maintaining quality is a team sport requiring engagement of both physicians and business experts. This talk will provide insights into key non-clinical competencies physicians must become familiar with in order to add value.

6 to 7 p.m.

Homecoming Happy Hour
Marshall Memorial Student Center, John Marshall Room - 2nd Floor (New location!)
The perfect time to unwind and reconnect with your classmates. Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served.
Cost: Complimentary

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Reunion Banquet
Marshall Memorial Student Center, John Marshall Room - 2nd Floor (New location!)
Join us as we celebrate the classes of 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018 and present the 2023 Distinguished Alumnus Award to Dr. J. Greg Rosencrance, Class of 1988, at our annual reunion dinner and banquet. This event is open to all alumni.
Cost: Complimentary to members of 1983, 1988 and 1993; all other attendees, $35 per person. (Business casual)

Saturday, September 30, 2023

10 to 11 a.m.

Mimosas and Mingling with the Dean
Hosted by Dr. Greg (‘91) & Patti Bell
700 North Boulevard, Huntington
Join homecoming attendees for an informal mix and mingle gathering for a mimosa brunch and meet the School of Medicine’s sixth dean, Dr. David Gozal.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (subject to change based on game time)

Tailgate Party
Marshall Sports Medicine Institute
2211 3rd Avenue, Huntington
It’s Herd game day! Wear your green and white and join us for the School of Medicine Tailgate Party. Children and families welcome.
Cost: Complimentary

3:30 p.m.

Marshall vs. Old Dominion University
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Ticket information below.

Limited complimentary game tickets are available first come first serve. Call Linda Holmes at 304-691-1711.

Football tickets may be individually purchased through the Marshall University Athletics Ticket Office: https://herdzone.com/sports/2022/1/26/football_ticket_home. Use promo code HERDSOM23 or call the Marshall Athletics ticket office at 800-THE-HERD or 304-696-HERD and ask for the School of Medicine block of tickets.

The special discounted rate is $20 per ticket.

DoubleTree by Hilton
1001 3rd Avenue, Huntington

For your convenience, a block of rooms is reserved for the School of Medicine until September 21, 2023, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. 

Call 304-525-1001 to reserve your room. Ask for the Marshall School of Medicine Homecoming reservation or book now online

In celebration of your milestone reunion, consider giving to your class endowment fund. Find your class fund at give.marshall.edu

Is there another initiative you're interested in supporting? Contact Linda Holmes at 304-691-1711 or holmes@marshall.edu

Update Your Contact Information

Submit your Class Notes, one of the most popular sections in our annual MarshallMD magazine or update your contact information at jcesom.marshall.edu/alumni-giving/update-connect