JULY 31, 2015
FT. GAY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
Dr. Marc Workman, MD, to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award
The Fort Gay High School Alumni Association has selected Dr. Marc Workman, M.D., as recipient of its 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Workman, a 1978 graduate of Fort Gay High School, will be honored for his career achievements and dedicated public service at the annual alumni banquet in Louisa, KY on September 4, 2015.
Dr. Workman is a primary care physician serving residents of Lawrence and Wayne counties of Kentucky and West Virginia, respectively. His family practice at the Louisa Medical Clinic is the largest in Lawrence County.
Dr. Workman received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Marshall University in 1982, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. In 1986, he graduated from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and was awarded the Ciba-Geigy Primary Care Award by his peers for most exemplifying the characteristics of a Family Physician. He completed his internship and residency programs at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, WV. Dr. Workman also trained at the VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, as well as West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown, WV. He was Chief Resident at United Hospital Center before joining the family practice in 1989 that he now owns.
Marc is professionally affiliated with the Lawrence County Medical Society, as well as the Christian Medical and Dental Society. In January 2016, Dr. Workman will assume additional duties as the Chief of Medical Staff at Three Rivers Medical Center, also in Louisa.
Marc is a deacon in the Big Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church, Fort Gay, WV, and has volunteered his professional services on mission trips to Guatemala and Haiti. On each trip, Dr. Workman was the only physician, aided solely by locals and nurses from each mission team. His family accompanied him on his two trips to Guatemala, helping needy children and building homes in rural villages while he often treated over 100people a day. In 2014, he traveled to a rural village in Haiti with his oldest daughter,
Savannah, and a group from Campbellsville University, KY, where they furnished health care to sick residents.
“Dr. Workman’s decision to operate a family medical practice in the area where he grew up illustrates his commitment to his community. His professional accomplishments and devotion to serving others makes him a deserving recipient of this recognition,” said Richard Plymale, Chairman of the FGHS Alumni Association.
Dr. Workman resides with his family in Fort Gay, WV. His wife, Michelle, a St. Albansnative, graduated from the Saint Mary’s School of Nursing in Huntington, WV. He has three daughters, Savannah, Mollie and Lydia.
The alumni banquet will be held at the First Baptist Church, 301 West Pike St., Louisa. It is open to all past graduates of Fort Gay HS and their guests. The banquet will also honor the Class of 1965 and introduce the first inductees to the FGHSAA Sports Hall of Fame.
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A high turnout is expected, so interested persons should get their tickets by August 24, 2015.