Murray Marsh, Graduates Honored Through WCA Foundation Fund


Sarah Suarez displays her diploma and Murray Marsh Award plaque after graduation flanked by her parents Karen and David Suarez at the UPMC Chautauqua Laboratory Medical Science Program graduation. The $500 WCA Foundation Murray Marsh award is given to the outstanding graduates of the UPMC Chautauqua’s Laboratory Medical Science Program and its School of Radiologic Technology.

Murray Marsh, one of the most dedicated health care administrators in the history of Jamestown, was remembered at the 2020 graduations UPMC Chautauqua School of Radiology and Medical Laboratory Science Program through the scholarships given in his honor. Murray Marsh, the former CEO of WCA Hospital, now UPMC Chautauqua, was honored through the presentation of the Outstanding Student Awards created by his family through the Murray S. Marsh Scholarship Fund. Each year awards are given from the earnings of the fund which is administered by WCA Foundation.

Named with the honor of being the outstanding students of their graduating class and given a $500 award was Kendra Grace Everett and Sarah L. Suarez. Everett earned a Bachelor of Science degree at SUNY Fredonia majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry before entering the UPMC Chautauqua School of Radiology. She will be joining UPMC Chautauqua as a radiologic technologist following her graduation from UPMC Chautauqua School of Radiology and completion/passage of the AART registry exam. Suarez, who will also graduate from Canisius College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science following her graduation the hospital’s Medical Laboratory Science Program. Suarez will be taking a credentialing exam that will allow her to be licensed in New York State as a medical laboratory scientist. She has secured employment in the research laboratory at Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. The fund was created at WCA Foundation by the late Marsh’s family in 2000 to honor the patriarch who set standards for himself, his family and his beloved hospital which led to paths of excellence in performance and delivery of service to the community. It is those same qualities that help identify the graduates named the outstanding student of their graduating class.
The student’s academic record and their clinical excellence determine capability. Self-accountability for actions, information and ability, reflect responsibility. Compassion is manifested in an attitude of respect and caring toward patients and coworkers. And, reinvestment in community health is indicated through a commitment to continue in service in a community healthcare profession.

Kendra Everett displays her diploma after being named the 2020 Murray Marsh outstanding graduate of the UPMC Chautauqua School of Radiologic Technology.

To learn more about WCA Foundation and how you can support UPMC Chautauqua through its endowments like the Murray Marsh Scholarship Fund or Fund for the Patients, contact Brigetta Overcash, Executive Director of WCA Foundation, 716-664-5461,, or Megan Barone, Director of Development, 716-664-8423, Donations can be made to the Fund for the Patients at or by mailing to WCA Foundation, P.O. Box 840; Jamestown, NY 14702-0840.

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