HUNTINGTON — Dr. Ron Stollings of Boone County was honored with the 2013 SOM award of distinction recently by the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (SOM).
It was presented at the Marshall University Alumni Association. It is the 76th annual awards alumni banquet held on Saturday, April 27.
Officials said that Stollings brings pride to his alma mater and they are proud of his accomplishments. They also thanked Stollings for his scholarship support and what he does as a state Senator to assist the SOM.
Joe Shapiro, dean of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, presented Stollings with the award. “On behalf of the faculty and staff of the medical school, I am pleased to recognize Senator Ronald Stollings with our Award of Distinction.”
Senator Stollings is a 1982 graduate of Marshall’s School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Wake Forest University before returning to his home state and setting up a private practice in Madison. Stollings has served on the medical staff at Boone Memorial Hospital since 1985.
“Ron’s energy and commitment to the people of West Virginia is evidenced by his long-term primary care practice in Boone County and of course, by his stellar career in the West Virginia Legislature,” Shapiro said. “He has received several awards in the area of health care and health care policy including the Inaugural Distinguished Community Health Champion Award given by the West Virginia Primary Care Association. Ron has also served as president of the State Medical Association.”
Shapiro went on to say, “Ron’s support of Marshall University and the School of Medicine is solid. A former president of the SOM Alumni Association, he has worked tirelessly on our behalf. He also established an endowed scholarship in honor of his mother showing further evidence of his commitment to the success of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and our students.”