School of Medicine marks annual commencement week with several activities

Monday, May 4, 2015
Leah C. Payne, Public Affairs Director, Schools of Medicine & Pharmacy, 304-691-1713

Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine marks annual commencement week with several activities

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will award 64 Doctor of Medicine degrees Friday in the school’s annual Investiture Ceremony. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. Admission is by invitation only.

Marshall University Interim President Gary G. White will confer the students’ degrees.

This year’s special guest speaker at the investiture is Robert W. Schrier, M.D., professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Colorado and former longtime chairman of the school’s department of medicine.   Known the world over by researchers and scientists for his research into acute kidney failure and other facets of kidney disease, Schrier has received several honorary doctorates from universities around the world and will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the Marshall ceremony.

Graduates of the Class of 2015 include eight students who have maintained perfect 4.0 GPAs during their medical school years. This class features students who have matched into highly competitive residency specialties, like orthopaedics, emergency medicine and radiology, as well as students paired into prestigious primary care programs across the country.

The investiture will be streamed live at The ceremony also includes recognition of graduates from Marshall’s Biomedical Sciences program and the announcement of the School of Medicine Alumni Association’s Honorary Alumnus for 2015.

Other graduation week activities include the following:

  • 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 17th Annual Golf Classic, Silo at Lavalette Golf Course
  • 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, Senior Awards Ceremony, Byrd Clinical Center Auditorium
  • 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 7, Celebration Cookout for the Class of 2015, Cabell County 4-H Camp and Conference Center
  • 8 a.m., Saturday, May 9, Mission M-Possible 5K Run and Walk, Ritter Park (benefits the annual medical missions trip to Honduras)

Media are welcome to arrive at 6:15 p.m.Friday to interview students and faculty prior to the ceremony.  This year’s line-up will occur at The Galleria, 945 Fourth Ave., near the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.


Date Posted: Monday, May 4, 2015