Marshall School of Medicine hosts homecoming reunion for medical alumni

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016
Contact:  Sheanna M. Spence, Assistant Director, Alumni Affairs and Community Relations, School of Medicine, 304-691-1639

Marshall School of Medicine hosts homecoming reunion for medical alumni
Dr. Mark Studeny to receive Distinguished Alumnus Award

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will host its 30th annual homecoming celebration this weekend.

The inaugural graduating class of the School of Medicine, the Class of 1981, will become the first class to celebrate its 35-year reunion. The Class of 1981, along with the classes of 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011, which all are celebrating milestone reunions, will be honored at a reunion banquet at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Marshall Memorial Student Center.

At the banquet, Mark A. Studeny, M.D., a member of the School of Medicine’s Class of 1986, will be presented the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award. A practicing cardiologist, Studeny serves as chair of the department of cardiology at the School of Medicine, where he has served on the clinical faculty since 1993.

Studeny also is the father of one Marshall School of Medicine graduate, Scott R. Studeny, M.D., class of 2013, and his daughter, Michelle Studeny Worthy, is president of the School of Medicine Class of 2017.

In addition to the banquet, the weekend’s festivities begin Friday, Oct. 21 and continue through Saturday, Oct. 22. Activities include a Saturday brunch with Marshall President Jerome Gilbert and School of Medicine Dean Joseph Shapiro for the classes of 1981, 1986 and 1991; a tailgate party open to all School of Medicine alumni, family and friends; and the home football game against Charlotte.

Medical education presentations include:

  •          1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21 – “New paradigms and advancements in the treatment and prevention of Type 1 diabetes” with Carmella Evans-Molina, M.D., Ph.D. (’01)
  •          2:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21 – “Clinical pathologic conference” with James B. Becker, M.D. (’93), Imran T. Khawaja, M.D., and Saroj K. Sigdel, M.D.
  •          9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 – “History and review of cardiovascular interventions” with Mark A. Studeny, M.D. (’86)

For more information, contact Linda Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs, at 304-691-1711 or


View the online Photo Gallery for photos from the weekend's events. 

Date Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2016