Standing Out in Our Field


Linda S. Holmes
Director of Development & Alumni Affairs

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Standing Out in Our Field is the major scholarship fundraiser for the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. It is made possible through the generosity of a number of sponsors and supporters. All proceeds go to support medical student scholarships.

August 24, 2024
6 p.m. Reception | 7 p.m. Dinner and dancing 
Barboursville Soccer Complex 

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

To reserve a sponsorship return the Sponsorship Form or contact Linda Holmes at 304.691.1711. All proceeds support medical student scholarships.  

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors

Dean's Circle
Marshall Health Network

Valley Health Systems, Inc.

Champion Industries, Inc.
OVP Health
Radiology, Inc.
Retina Consultants

Wine Sponsor
King Spirits

Decorations Sponsor
Mr. Greg and Mrs. Terry Deppner Hardin

About Standing Out in Our Field

Standing Out in Our Field started in 2014, the brain child of Chef Steven Nakano, MD ('15), as a way to raise necessary funds to grow our medical student scholarship endowment and involve the community in the effort. Since the inaugural event, it's become an annual tradition hosted by the School of Medicine and supported by the larger Huntington community. Standing Out in Our Field attracts more than 500 guests annually to a tent under the stars. From 2014 to 2019, the event was held on the picturesque farm of Dr. Bobby ('97) and Eric Hardin-Miller nestled in the hills of Proctorville, Ohio. In 2022, the event moved to the soccer complex at scenic Barboursville Park just outside Huntington, West Virginia. Our medical students serve as wait staff, serving a three-course meal that ties in seamlessly with the event's theme prepared by Executive Chef Don Sallada of Cabell Huntington Hospital. We've taken guests on an epicurean journey to Brazil, Jamaica and the Great American Ball Park and Havana. No matter the “destination,” it’s a fun filled evening with friends, food and dancing for a worthy cause.  

Most importantly, we've invested nearly $900,000 into students scholarships thanks to our generous donors and the hard work of our volunteers!