FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Contact: Leah C. Payne, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, 304-691-1713
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—A new scholarship at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has been established through a gift from David A. Fox III and Laura J. Fox of Huntington.
The scholarship, known as the Fox Family Scholarship, has been created for a first-year medical student who is a resident of Cabell County, and is renewable for three additional years pending normal academic progress.
The scholarship recipient will be selected by the Scholarship Committee of the School of Medicine in cooperation with the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
“On behalf of Dean Joseph Shapiro and the faculty, staff and students, I’m so pleased to announce this new scholarship,” said Linda L. Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs. “David and Laurie wanted to honor their entire family with this kind gesture. In doing so, they have also contributed to the education of a future physician, which helps us all.”
The scholarship was finalized in September and the first recipient is first-year medical student Forest H. Lefevre.Lefevre and fellow student Christopher Bird, who received the Tweel Scholarship in June, were recognized at a luncheon last month where they met their benefactors.
Cutline: From left to right, Larry Tweel, Christopher Bird, Forest Lefevre, Laurie and David Fox. Bird received the Larry and Cheryl Tweel Scholarship and Lefevre received the Fox Family Scholarship.
Date Posted: Friday, December 05, 2014