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  • The Marshall University Foundation
    by the foundation in West Virginia Charles Patton president and chief operating officer for Appalachian Power presented the donation to university representatives in a ceremony held during the third quarter of Saturday s football game with Southern Miss at Marshall s Joan C Edwards Stadium The establishment of an endowment that will ultimately help attract and keep world class researchers in the bioscience and engineering fields is an important advancement for Marshall University and the state of West Virginia Patton said We re proud to be part of this exciting venture Dr Stephen J Kopp president of Marshall University thanked the AEP Foundation for the contribution saying The endowment that will be created as a result of this donation and the match from the state s trust fund will go a long way toward our goal of developing a self sustaining research enterprise that will advance local and regional economic development Dr Ron Area chief executive officer of the Marshall University Foundation Inc added We are most appreciative to the AEP Foundation for this generous gift This is significant investment in research and the future of Marshall University and the entire region The American Electric Power Foundation which is based in Columbus Ohio is funded by American Electric Power and its utility operating units The foundation focuses on improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education protecting the environment providing basic human services in the areas of hunger housing health and safety and enriching life through art music and cultural heritage The Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research was founded in 2008 with the goal of developing a focused program of pioneering research dedicated to producing patentable scientific breakthroughs and creating new high tech businesses based on those discoveries The institute is building on existing areas of research strength

    Original URL path: http://www.marshall.edu/foundation/aep.php (2015-11-11)
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  • The Marshall University Foundation
    Zaugg began her duties with Marshall July 17 Currently she is responsible for development of the department and assisting the leadership team as it builds the pharmacy program When the first class is admitted in 2012 Broedel Zaugg will assume teaching responsibilities as well Her areas of expertise include sterile products over the counter products and health care systems I am absolutely ecstatic about my new position at Marshall and am looking forward to building this program from the ground up Broedel Zauug said I really can t wait to have students in the hallways With over 10 years of experience in pharmacy practice and 17 years of experience in pharmacy education Dr Broedel Zaugg has an extensive background in both the scholarship and practice of pharmacy said Dr Kevin Yingling dean of the school of pharmacy She will provide excellent leadership for the development of the department of pharmacy practice and administration Broedel Zaugg graduated from Ohio Northern University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Completing her Master of Business Administration in 1989 at Ashland University she went on to fulfill the requirements for a doctorate in pharmaceutical administration from Ohio State University in 1993 While completing her advanced degrees she worked as a staff pharmacist at Akron City Hospital in Akron Ohio as well as Doctors Hospital and Massillon State Hospital in Massillon Ohio She gained additional experience as a relief pharmacist for several home health agencies In 1994 Broedel Zaugg joined the faculty at Ohio Northern University as an assistant professor and she received tenure in 2000 She was promoted to full professor in 2004 Broedel Zaugg has been awarded numerous teaching and mentoring honors in her field including the 2006 2007 Kappa Epsilon Unicorn Award for national service and leadership Additionally she was

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  • The Marshall University Foundation
    Aug 1 Zatar replaces Betsy Dulin who resigned to return to teaching Dr Gayle Ormiston Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs said a national search for a permanent dean will take place this fall I am confident Dr Zatar will be able to lead the college in its transition from Dean Dulin to the next permanent dean Ormiston said He is very enthusiastic about the future of the college and understands its needs Dr Zatar has a lot of experience and an outstanding record as a scholar Zatar has been at Marshall since August 2006 He previously served at the University of Kentucky and West Virginia Tech I am very excited about the opportunity to serve as interim dean Zatar said We will continue to work on important projects such as the new engineering building and accreditation issues We also are creating new areas of emphasis in our engineering program which is very important Zatar received both his bachelor s and master s degrees in civil engineering from Cairo University in Egypt and his Ph D also in civil engineering from Saitama University in Japan He has conducted state of the art research for 21 years and has established strong partnerships and liaisons with funding agencies industry and research institutions Zatar s research interests include bridge management construction materials highway testing standards advanced experimental destructive and non destructive testing techniques reinforced and prestressed concrete ultra high performance concrete fiber reinforced polymer composite bridges green and sustainable highway structures health monitoring of transportation infrastructure systems structural repair and retrofit and specialized rehabilitation systems He has 91 technical publications and has written a number of book chapters addressing concrete structures At Marshall he teaches Engineering Materials Structural Analysis Structural Steel Design and Reinforced Concrete Design In 2009 Zatar received the

    Original URL path: http://www.marshall.edu/foundation/CITEDean.php (2015-11-11)
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  • The Marshall University Foundation
    Strategic Programs said today The report titled Words To Live By was developed by Access Inc of Roanoke a regional advertising agency owned by 1983 Marshall graduate Todd Marcum The concept for the report was created by Arrowood It s nice to be recognized by our peers for the publication that we produce for our alumni and donors said Dr Ron Area CEO of the foundation And it puts credibility and focus on what our core values are Those core values are four words that are engraved in the granite in the rotunda floor medallion of the Foundation Hall respect diversity pride and integrity They were featured throughout the annual report They represent what the foundation stands for Arrowood said It was just fitting to make everyone aware that those are the four words we try to live up to The Western Virginia ADDY Awards is the first step in a three tier national competition sponsored by The American Advertising Federation AAF a not for profit industry association It is the only creative awards program administered by the advertising industry for the industry The Marshall Foundation also won an ADDY for its 2006 07 annual report The ADDY Awards are the world s largest advertising competition It s exciting to think our work is being acknowledged and creativity awarded Arrowood said It takes a lot of time and energy it s nice to be acknowledged And Todd and his team are always so generous with their time and talent to assist us Arrowood said one of the unique features of the annual report is having the medallion featured on each of the 32 pages as a constant reminder of the four Words To Live By An actual medallion magnet can be found on the last page Arrowood said photographers Rick

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  • The Marshall University Foundation
    said Marshall University President Stephen J Kopp On behalf of the entire Marshall University family I extend a heartfelt thank you to the Cline Family Foundation for this generous donation to our beloved institution The donation has been matched through the state s Bucks for Brains West Virginia Research Trust Fund for a total benefit to Marshall of 10 million Translational sports medicine is an interdisciplinary area that blends basic science in tissue growth and repair gene expression and nanotechnology with biomechanics and physiology to address current challenges in sports medicine The focus of Marshall s new translational sports medicine research program will be addressing those challenges across the continuum from the researcher to patient treatment The sports medicine translational research center will be located in the multipurpose indoor practice complex planned as part of a 30 million upgrade to Marshall s athletic facilities The center will afford athletes the opportunity to participate in advancing state of the art care This incredibly generous gift from the Cline Family Foundation will have a positive impact on our university s athletic program for years to come said Marshall Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick The foundation s support for a sports medicine research initiative will greatly enhance the profile of our indoor practice facility and help make it possible for us to build a facility that is truly second to none We are deeply grateful Chris Cline said I attended Marshall University have been fortunate to have lived and employed people in West Virginia and owe the state of West Virginia and its people for much of my success I wanted to give something back that will be beneficial to the people of the state The son and grandson of West Virginia coal miners Cline is the founder of Foresight Energy LLC He

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  • The Marshall University Foundation
    leadership of the family companies for 42 years Since his graduation from college his entire professional career has ensured that the companies flourish Rowe said It is fitting that we honor him with a gift to his alma mater Marshall University within the state where he has lived and worked Marshall President Stephen J Kopp proudly accepted the gift from General Corporation while praising the Maier family The Maiers personify the gold standard for leadership and philanthropy Kopp said The endowed professorship recognizing this significant gift will serve as a perpetual tribute to Ed the entire Maier family and General Corporation Marshall University is proud and honored to accept this gift which is dedicated to advancing promising interdisciplinary researchers working in the field of dementia with the goal of eventually preventing this debilitating brain condition The professorship will support the work of a biomedical clinical scientist in the School of Medicine engaged in dementia research This support will foster research dedicated to investigating the cause or causes of dementia improving the clinical management treatment and therapeutic outcomes for present and future generations of people who are at risk or are already suffering with dementia The Maier family has a rich tradition in philanthropic giving said Dr Ron Area CEO of the Marshall University Foundation Inc We greatly appreciate their generosity in presenting Marshall University with this gift that we hope will help make dementia a thing of the past for future generations Dr Kevin W Yingling chair of Marshall s Department of Internal Medicine and dean of the university s new School of Pharmacy said the focus of the professorship will be research to better define the causes and to better treat patients who suffer from dementia Dementia is a terrible illness that robs years of full life experience from patients Yingling said Treatment options are extremely limited at best they slow the progression of the disease Dementia remains an enigma and we have not begun to touch how to prevent it There is enormous opportunity for discovering key components of its underlying mechanisms that could provide the impetus for therapeutic breakthroughs Our research emphasis will be interdisciplinary to draw on the expertise of the whole university and it will be translational geared toward moving discoveries from the laboratory to patient care Dr Charles H McKown Jr Marshall s vice president for health sciences and medical school dean said the gift is both timely and a good fit for Marshall s capabilities This huge charitable and humanitarian effort by the Maier family comes at a time when the burden of dementia is rapidly growing in West Virginia and when the accelerated pace of biomedical discovery makes it likely the gift will lead to meaningful breakthroughs in preventing dementia or treating it he said Those breakthroughs will need to be evaluated and with its extensive patient network including rural areas Marshall is ideally positioned to do the clinical evaluations authenticating successful projects while guaranteeing patient safety Yingling said a committee which

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  • The Marshall University Foundation
    Griffis said Many individuals and families support the work of COFA Every gift is meaningful From time to time a contribution is rooted in an extraordinary story Griffis said The establishment of the Bob and Chris Petteys Awards in Art and Design and Music represents a gift not only to found a legacy fund for exceptional students in art and music but to celebrate the history of a family of artists musicians and writers who for generations have made it part of their family culture to give According to Petteys the endowment has been named the Bob and Chris Petteys Awards in Art and Music for her parents who instilled strong values of education support for the arts and the importance of giving in their children from an early age Education has always been a valued commodity in the Petteys family Petteys said Her mother wrote the International Dictionary of Women Artists Before 1900 which was published by G K Hall in 1985 Dr Jeffrey Pappas chair of the Marshall Department of Music notes that Petteys has instilled the same values in her students Leslie had already built a strong legacy of generosity and dedication to her students prior to this gift through her many years of service to our department and the university Pappas said This scholarship will ensure that legacy continues far into the future and positively affect future students all the while honoring two people her father and mother who obviously had a profound effect on her life and career Marshall University President Stephen J Kopp echoed these sentiments about Petteys dedication to the students Marshall University is blessed to have high caliber professors like Professor Leslie Petteys who through their knowledge expertise and passion bring enrichment and inspiration to the learning experiences of our students Kopp

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  • The Marshall University Foundation
    programs and training in West Virginia Specifically it involves support for a Virtual S T E M Science Technology Engineering Math Academy The June Harless Center is extremely grateful for this gift from Frontier Communications said Dr Stan Maynard director of the June Harless Center We are pleased that Frontier has the confidence not only in Marshall University but the June Harless Center in making this initiative successful Dennis Bloss Area General Manager for Frontier said the telecommunications services provider recognizes the commitment that June Harless and her family have made to improve education in West Virginia The late June Harless was the wife of James Buck Harless of Gilbert and one of southern West Virginia s most avid supporters of education and medical research The June Harless Center and Marshall University have a clear and bold mission to provide West Virginia s young people with the skills they will need to compete globally in an economically competitive world Bloss said An academy that uses technology to support the teaching of science math and other critical subjects is the right program at the right place at the right time Maynard said the focus of the Virtual S T E M Academy will be to assist schools in providing special training in integrating technology into Pre K 12 classrooms enrich S T E M curricular opportunities for rural students who may have difficulty accessing advanced S T E M classes provide tutoring support for students enrolled in Advanced Placement S T E M courses and provide training for educators in utilizing an academic management system for efficient on line instruction and assessment The announcement of this dynamic technology based initiative represents a vital technological portal for launching other June Harless Center partnerships with other education and business agencies Maynard said Frontier

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