Marshall University president honored with 2019 Living the Dream Award

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Marshall University president honored with 2019 Living the Dream Award

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.- Dr. Jerome A. Gilbert, president of Marshall University, has been named a 2019 recipient of the "Living the Dream Award" in the area of scholarship from the West Virginia Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission.

Gilbert and other winners will be honored Monday during a ceremony at Asbury United Methodist Church in Charleston.  The annual event includes a ceremonial walk from the church to the State Capitol Complex for a bell ringing ceremony.

“Receiving this award is a huge honor for me and I am humbled by it,” Gilbert said. “From an early age, I was taught the importance of equality and the value of each and every person.  I carry those core values with me today and am diligent about making sure they are reflected by our university.”

In addition to Gilbert, Dr. Shelvy Campbell, assistant dean for diversity and inclusion at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, and Maurice Cooley, associate vice president for intercultural affairs, as well as Marshall student Neely Seams, have previously been recognized by the state holiday commission for their work in the area of social change. 

Monday’s ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m

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