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35th Annual School of Medicine Homecoming

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Mark your calendars to Set Sail for the School of Medicine’s homecoming Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 1, 2022. 

Join us as we celebrate the following milestone reunion classes  - 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017.

2022 Homecoming Schedule 

Friday, September 30

Noon to 1 p.m.
Student-Alumni Networking Lunch
Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center, Rooms 1020/1021
1249 15th Street (former Fairfield Stadium site)
This is your opportunity to impart your words of wisdom on current medical students in this casual networking lunch.
Cost: Complimentary

1:15 to 2 p.m.
EMS to the ED and Beyond... Things I Wish I had Heard Earlier in my Career
Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center, Auditorium
Danny M. Phillips, MD, ‘87
A former Emergency Physician; Owner and Medical Director
of MedAccess Urgent Care PLLC; prior to retirement,
Chief Medical Officer/Consultant with Velocity Urgent Care
Dr. Phillips will share life lessons learned and successful traits that lead to success that I wished I had heard as a medical student.

2:15 to 3 p.m.
COVID - Past, Present and Future
Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center, Auditorium
Michael E. Kilkenny, MD, MS, ‘82
CEO and Health Officer
Cabell-Huntington Health Department
Dr. Kilkenny will share public health insights from behind
the scenes of the COVID-19 pandemic response along
with a vision for the COVID future.

3:15 to 4 p.m.
Remembering Your Why: The Power of the Patient Experience
Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center, Auditorium
Betsy A. Dovec, MD, FACS, FASMBS, ‘07
AdventHealth Medical Director
Digestive Health and Surgery Institute
Weight loss and bariatric surgery
Dr. Dovec will share her role as a surgeon in embracing an innovative patient experience to find success in empowering others while never losing her why.

6 to 7 p.m.
Homecoming Happy Hour
Marshall Memorial Student Center, John Marshall Room - 2nd Floor
The perfect time to unwind and reconnect with your classmates. Hors d’oeurves, beer and wine will be served.
Cost: Complimentary

7 to 8:30 p.m.
Reunion Banquet
Marshall Memorial Student Center, John Marshall Room - 2nd Floor
Join us as we celebrate the classes of 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017 and present the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award to Danny M. Phillips, MD, Class of 1987, at our annual reunion dinner and banquet. This event is open to all alumni. Cost: Complimentary to members of 1982, 1987 and 1992; all other attendees, $35 per person. (Business casual)

Saturday, October 1

10 to 11 a.m.
Brunch with President Brad D. Smith and Interim Dean
Marshall University President’s Home
1040 13th Avenue, Huntington
Meet Marshall University President Brad D. Smith, First Lady Alys Smith and Interim Dean Bobby Miller, MD, for a meet and greet in the President’s home.

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (subject to change based on game time)
Tailgate Party
Marshall Sports Medicine Institute
2211 3rd Avenue, Huntington
It’s Herd game day! Wear your green and white and join us for the School of Medicine Tailgate Party. Children and families welcome.
Cost: Complimentary

3:30 p.m. (subject to change)
Marshall vs. Gardner-Webb University
Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Watch as the Herd brings the thunder for its first season in the Sun Belt Conference. Limited complimentary game tickets are available first come first serve. Call Linda Holmes at 304-691-1711.
For football tickets Use promo code HERDSOM22 or call the Marshall ticket office at 800-THE-HERD or 304-696-HERD
and ask for the School of Medicine block of tickets
Cost: Special discount - $20 per ticket

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