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Honorary Members

A special recognition bestowed by the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Alumni Association, the Honorary Alumnus Award is presented annual at the Investiture ceremony to the individual(s) who is not a graduate of the Marshall School of Medicine but has most exemplified distinguished service to our school and/or the medical community we serve.

  • 1987 - The Honorable Jennings Randolph*
  • 1987 - The Honorable Arch A. Moore Jr.*  
  • 1987 - Robert B. Hayes, Ph.D.*
  • 1987 - Mr. James H. "Buck" Harless*
  • 1987 - Albert C. Esposito, M.D.*
  • 1987 - Robert W. Coon, M.D.*
  • 1990 - Lester R. Bryant, M.D.* 
  • 1990 - Ruth C. Harris, M.D.
  • 1990 - Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV
  • 1990 - Mr. Steve J. Soltis*
  • 1991 - Ray M. Kessel, M.D.*
  • 1991 - Robert L. Bradley, M.D.*
  • 1991 - Frederick J. Lotspeich, Ph.D.*
  • 1992 - David K. Heydinger, M.D.*
  • 1993 - Gary M. Tolley, M.D.*
  • 1993 - Albert G. Moat, Ph.D.*
  • 1994 - Mildred Mitchell-Bateman, M.D.*
  • 1994 - The Honorable Robert C. Byrd*
  • 1994 - Mr. Paul H. Collins*
  • 1996 - Donald S. Robinson, M.D.
  • 1999 - Mr. Marshall T. Reynolds
  • 1999 - Mr. Philip E. Cline
  • 2000 - Mrs. Joan C. Edwards*
  • 2001 - W. Donald Weston, M.D.*
  • 2002 - Dr. Kenneth and Mrs. Sharon Ambrose
  • 2003 - Patrick I. Brown, M.D.
  • 2004 - Drs. Joseph B. and Omayma T. Touma
  • 2005 - Jose I. Ricard, M.D.*
  • 2006 - Ms. Cynthia A. Warren
  • 2007 - Maurice A. Mufson, M.D. 
  • 2008 - Bruce S. Chertow, M.D.
  • 2009 - Mr. Michael J. Farrell
  • 2009 - Mahmood Heydarian, M.D.
  • 2010 - Robert B. Walker, M.D.
  • 2011 - Gilbert A. Ratcliff, Jr., M.D.
  • 2012 - Robert C. Nerhood, M.D. 
  • 2013 - Joseph W. Werthammer, M.D.
  • 2014 - John B. Walden, M.D.*
  • 2015 - Michael A. Krasnow, D.O., Ph.D.* 
  • 2016 - Sasha N. Zill, Ph.D.
  • 2017 - Terry W. Fenger, Ph.D.
  • 2018 - Gary O. Rankin, Ph.D.
  • 2019 - Mr. Gary G. White
  • 2020 - Bruce A. Ratcliff, M.D.

* deceased