Marshall School of Medicine alumnus reinvests in the next generation

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Alumnus Gary R. Youmans, M.D., has created a new scholarship at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in memory of his parents, Herbert A. and E. Aileen Youmans.

“My father was a civil engineer with the Indiana State Board of Health, and my mother worked in the main office of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” Youmans said. “Both were supportive and encouraged me to follow my dreams to become a physician.”

Dr. Youmans began his career in West Virginia as a professor of biology at West
Virginia Institute of Technology prior to entering medical school. He graduated from
the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in 1987 and completed a pathology residency and fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine. He practiced for many years at several hospitals in Florida and is now retired and living in Indiana.

"I am happy to support Marshall's School of Medicine scholarship program,” Youmans said.

“The training and support I received as a student there was vital to my medical career, so it is an honor to financially assist another deserving new medical school student from West Virginia.”

The Mr. Herbert A. and Mrs. E. Aileen Youmans Memorial Scholarship, is designated for an entering first-year student from Kanawha County, West Virginia, and is renewable for up to three years. Second preference will be given to any medical student from West Virginia.

For more information or to make a gift to the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, please contact Linda Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs, at 304-691-1711 or For news and information about the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, follow us on Twitter @MUSOMWV, like us on Facebook or visit


CONTACT: Michele McKnight, Marshall Health/Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, 304-691-1713

Date Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2023