School of Medicine plans major fundraiser for scholarships

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Contact: Leah C. Payne, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Medicine & Pharmacy, 304-691-1713

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine plans major scholarship fundraiser

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (JCESOM) is hosting a major scholarship fundraiser Saturday, June 7, in an effort to raise funds for medical student scholarships.  

The event, “Outstanding in Our Field,” is being coordinated by two Marshall “first ladies,” Jane Kopp and Mary Shapiro, along with Linda Holmes, JCESOM’s director of development and alumni affairs, and is hosted by Dr. Bobby and Eric Harden-Miller.

“We are so thrilled to offer this exciting and fun evening which will benefit our students in the years to come,” Holmes said.   “The event is being held at a beautiful, bucolic farm just outside Huntington and features food and wine pairings.  We’re calling it country casual and hope many people from our community will join us.”

Steven Nakano, a rising 4th-year medical student, will serve as chef.  The school’s dean, Dr. Joseph Shapiro, is on board as the sous chef and will be joined by Judge Dan O’Hanlon as sommelier.

“The Jillettes,” a musical group from northeastern Ohio that includes Dr. Donnah Wolodkin Whitaker,  JCESOM Class of 1984, will provide the evening’s entertainment.

Title sponsors are Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center.  Other sponsors include Valley Health, Marshall Orthopaedics, Dr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Kopp, Retina Consultants, Edward Tucker Architects, Inc., Thomas Health System and State Electric Supply Co.

Individual tickets are $125 and may be purchased by calling Tami Fletcher at 304-691-1701 or by email at



Date Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014