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Marshall University Alumni Awards

The most visible sign of the vitality of a university can be seen by examining the success and achievements of its alumni. Marshall University and the Marshall University Alumni Association are proud to honor exceptional graduates each year during the annual Alumni Awards Banquet and Reception.

These awards recognize the significant contributions of our alumni to their alma mater, their profession, and their community. We are proud to honor these outstanding individuals with special recognition during this yearly event.

2025 Alumni Awards Ceremony & Reception

The annual Alumni Awards program is one of Marshall’s longest-standing traditions – and it can’t happen without you!

Ever year, Marshall University bestows outstanding alumni with the Alumni Awards. All are invited to attend the awards ceremony recognizing this year’s winners.

2025 Event Details

When: TBD

Where: TBD

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Alumni Awards Banquet

The 2025 Alumni Awards Banquet is scheduled to take place In April 2025.

For questions, contact Rebecca Stephens.

(304) 696-3234
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2024 Alumni Awards Banquet

Enjoy the sights and sounds of our 2024 celebration!
2024 National Alumni Award Recipients

2024 Alumni Award Recipients

National Awards

Distinguished Alumnus: Dr. James M. Lester

Distinguished Service to Marshall: Joel M. “Woody” Woodrum

Outstanding Community Achievement: Holly Mount

Distinguished Young Alumnus: Kyle D. Powers

The Dr. Ronald G. Area “3 C’s” Award

Dr. Ronald G. Area

Cathryn P. Easterling

Kathy G. Eddy

Walker R. Tatum

Scholarship Recipients

Fran Jackson Scholarship: Janet Gaither

Nate Ruffin Scholarship: Chiana Bradley

Janis Winkfield Scholarship: Ta’Marra Cook

Alumni Chapter Awards

Excellence in Fellowship and Support: 75 Family Alumni Chapter

Excellence in Mentoring: Society of Yeager Scholars Alumni Chapter

Excellence in Scholarships: Marshall University Alumni and Big Green Chapter of the Mid-Ohio Valley

Excellence in Student Recruitment: Marshall University Southern Coalfields Alumni and Big Green Chapter

Emerging Chapter: Marshall University Alumni Greater Annapolis Area Chapter

Chapter of the Year: Marshall University Southern Coalfields Alumni and Big Green Chapter

Chapter President of the Year: Laurie Martin of the Marshall University Alumni and Big Green Chapter of the Mid-Ohio Valley

College Awards of Distinction

College of Arts and Media: Josh Meredith

College of Business: Beth “Buffy” Hammers

College of Education and Professional Development: Hazel Shrader

College of Engineering and Computer Sciences: Alicia Cunningham

College of Health Professions: Dr. William P. Marley

College of Liberal Arts: William Dodson

College of Science: Dr. Thomas Lemke

Marshall University School of Medicine: Dr. Larry D. Dial Jr.

Marshall University School of Pharmacy: Dr. Jordan Sheppard

Past Awardees

Explore past alumni awardees of the Marshall University Alumni Association
Alumni Award History

See you in April 2025!