School of Medicine grads gather for 30th reunion at school’s alumni weekend

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine celebrates this weekend with its annual alumni homecoming weekend.

Classes being honored at this weekend’s events include the class of 1983, which is marking its 30th reunion, and the class of 1988, which celebrates its 25th. In addition, the classes of 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008 are marking anniversaries.

Dr. R. Mark Hatfield, class of 1983, has been named the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus by the School of Medicine Alumni Association and will be recognized during the annual homecoming banquet Friday night at the Memorial Student Center, Room BE5.

He will serve as the guest speaker for the 17th annual Albert Esposito, M.D. Memorial Lecture, which is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Harless Auditorium, Marshall University Medical Center. Hatfield’s presentation, “Doc, They Stuck This Medicine In My Eye: Intravitreal Injections for Retinal Diseases 2013,” is open to the public.

Saturday’s events also include a “There’s No Place Like Home…” tailgate located between the MU Recreation Center and the Sorrell Building on 20th Street across from the West Lot of the Edwards Football Stadium. The tailgate begins at 10 a.m. and is followed by the Marshall versus University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) football game, which kicks off at noon.

The weekend’s events coincide with the 27th Annual José I. Ricard, M.D. Family Medicine & Sports Medicine Conference, where physicians may receive continuing medical education credits.

More information is available from the School of Medicine at 304-691-1711.

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013