Marshall School of Medicine invites alumni to join in special homecoming weekend

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015
Sheanna M. Spence, Assistant Director, Alumni Affairs & Community Relations, 304-691-1639

Marshall School of Medicine invites alumni to join in special homecoming weekend

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will host its annual homecoming weekend for School of Medicine alumni and their families Oct. 2-3.

All alumni will have an opportunity to reunite with former classmates and attend lectures relevant to the current practice of medicine. The Class of 1985 will celebrate its 30-year reunion and the Class of 1990 will celebrate its 25-year reunion.The classes of 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010 also will mark special reunion milestones.

The weekend’s festivities begin Friday, Oct. 2, with a complimentary reunion lunch at noon with School of Medicine Dean Joseph I. Shapiro, M.D., and also will include:

  • 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2 – Reunion banquet celebrating milestone classes in Room BE5 in the Marshall Memorial Student Center. Kevin W. Yingling, R.Ph., M.D. (’85), will be presented the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Open to all alumni. Complimentary to members of 1985 and 1990 classes – all other attendees, $35 per person.
  • 8:30 – 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2 – Complimentary reception with music by DJ Kevin Simpson.
  • 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 – Complimentary continental breakfast with Shapiro
  • 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 – Alumni-student speed networking event
  • 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 – Complimentary School of Medicine alumni tailgate party, which will be located in the parking lot between the Marshall Recreation Center and the Sorrell Building on 20th Street.

Medical education presentations are free and open to alumni, students, staff and the general public. Continuing medical education (CME) credits are available. The sessions include:

  • 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2 – 18th Annual Albert C. Esposito, M.D., Memorial Lecture featuring Stephanie A. Skolik, M.D. (’85), F.A.C.S. on “Retinal Diseases, Vision Loss and Making Art Accessible to the Visually Impaired”
  • 2:30 p.m.,  Friday, Oct. 2 - “Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome” with Sean Loudin, M.D. (’05)
  • 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2 – “Ebola in the U.S.: A View from the Middle” with G. Marshall Lyon III, M.D. (’94)
  • 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 – “The System of Care Surrounding the Drug-Exposed Infant” with Loudin
  • 10:45 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 – “Odyssey for Medicine:  Pain Crisis to Addiction Crisis” with Yingling

Unless otherwise noted, Friday’s events will be in the Harless Auditorium on the ground floor of the Marshall University Medical Center on the campus of Cabell Huntington Hospital.  Saturday’s events will be on the first floor of the Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center at 1249 15th St., site of the former Fairfield Stadium.

The complete School of Medicine Homecoming schedule is available at

To register, download the registration form at or contact Tami Fletcher at 304-304-691-1701 or For questions, please contact Linda Holmes, Director of Development & Alumni Affairs, at 304-691-1711. 


Date Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015