Standing Out in Our Field


Linda S. Holmes
Director of Development & Alumni Affairs

Standing Out in Our Field is the major scholarship fundraiser for the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the social event you won't want to miss. Reserve your seats today. Contact Linda Holmes at 304-691-1711 or

Supporting Student Scholarships

If you are unable to attend in person, you can still support scholarships for the next generation of Marshall physicians.

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Standing Out in Our Field 8 Event Sponsors

Thank you to our event sponsors and donors. All proceeds go to support medical student scholarships. Additional sponsorships still available. Contact Linda Holmes at 304-691-1711. 

Dean's Circle


Wilmink Smith Cline Wealth Advisors


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. Although, as with the entire world, we had a two year pause due to the pandemic. Standing Out in Our Field attracts more than 500 guests under a tent formerly to the picturesque farm of Dr. Bobby ('97) and Eric Hardin-Miller nestled in the hills of Proctorville, Ohio. Starting in 2022, our venue becomes the scenic, neighboring Barboursville Park. 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. 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 $800,000 into students scholarships thanks to our generous donors and the hard work of our volunteers!