HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Standing Out in Our Field (SOIOF) 8 raised more than $100,000 for its student scholarship endowment. The annual event was held Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Barboursville Soccer Complex.
“It’s always wonderful to see the community come out to support our future physicians,” said Linda S. Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs at the School of Medicine. “Since our inaugural SOIOF event in 2014, we’ve invested nearly $900,000 into an endowment fund that provides medical student scholarships.”
More than 500 guests enjoyed the “Margaritaville”-themed fundraising event and outdoor dining experience featuring music by Santa Cruz, dancing and a gourmet Caribbean menu by Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Executive Chef Don Sallada. The event’s title sponsor was Mountain Health Network, the school’s major teaching hospital partner. Seventy medical students and future medical students from the B.S./M.D. and M.D. Early Assurance programs were volunteer servers.
“It was a privilege to volunteer at this event,” said Jentre Hyde, a fourth-year medical student from Parkersburg, West Virginia. “Scholarships are vital to decreasing student debt.”
The event’s title sponsor was Mountain Health Network, the school’s major teaching hospital partner. Additional sponsors were: Marshall University Research Center, Valley Health Systems, Champion Industries, E.P. Leach and Sons, Logan Regional Medical, Center / Scion Health, OVP Health, Radiology Inc., Retina Consultants, Wilmink Smith Cline Wealth Advisors, Dr. Maurice and Diane Mufson, Hammers Industries, Holzer Health System, Humana, Mag Mutual Insurance, Marshall Health, Ohio Valley Bank, Shuman McCuskey Slicer, Edward Architects, Pinnacle Health Group, WVU Medicine – Thomas Hospitals, Boone Memorial Health, Peak Health, River Park Hospital, Mr. Greg and Mrs. Terry Deppner Hardin, King Spirits and Woodman Life.
Next year’s Standing Out in Our Field event will be Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024, at Barboursville Park Soccer Complex. For more information or to make a gift to the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, please contact Linda Holmes by phone at at 304-691-1711 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Contact: Michele McKnight, Marshall Health / Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, 304-691-1713
Date Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2023