Many people ask the question," What's in a name?" and for some, the answer is tuition assistance.
Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is honoring the legacy of two names, two individuals who have affected the school, with scholarships.
“Named scholarships are a fantastic way to pay tribute to someone who has made a difference in one's life,” said Linda S. Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs for the School of Medicine. “These scholarships are doubly special because we have two individuals who have had such a profound influence on our school and medical community that others saw fit to honor their legacy in a meaningful and lasting way.”
One scholarship is named after Faith Fry, who suffered from a rare congenital anomaly, Trisomy 18, and died last year at 11 years old. During her life, she was well-known at the Marshall Pediatrics facility as well as at Cabell Huntington Hospital's NICU, PICU and pediatric wards.
The scholarship which bears her name was established by Iralane Lambros, M.D., FAAP.
“She and her family taught us personal and professional life lessons of perseverance, dedication and pure love,” Lambros said.
This scholarship will be awarded to a rising fourth-year medical student interested in pediatrics and helping children with disabilities.
The second scholarship honors Dr. Richard M. "Dick" Niles, who served the school from July, 1999 until his death in August, 2014. He was a professor and chairman of biochemistry; the acting and senior associate dean of research and graduate education; and the vice dean for biomedical sciences education from Jan. 1, 2014, to Aug. 31, 2014.
For more information on the scholarships or to make a gift to the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, please contact Linda Holmes at 304-691-1711 or go to www.musom.marshall.edu/alumni.