Edward H. Marshall III
“Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor.” The aforementioned quote epitomizes the driving force behind Edward Marshall dedication to providing Higher Education access beyond the scope of a limited few. In 1986, Edward was blessed with the opportunity to participate in the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) summer bridge program at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. In the years that followed, Ed found it in himself to give back to Stockton’s EOF summer program by serving 4 years as a tutor/counselor, and upon graduation, managed the program as Academic Coordinator for 3 years. After serving 4 years as an Academic Monitor in the Athletics Department of Auburn University, Edward again returned to EOF as a Program Coordinator at Atlantic Cape Community College for 7 Years. At Atlantic Cape, one of Ed’s most treasured accomplishments was the implementation of a mentorship/retention initiative for African-American and Latino Males, which focused on team building, leadership, and the enhancement of self esteem. While at Atlantic Cape, Ed also became very active on the Executive Board of the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund Professional Association, serving 5 years as Chair of the statewide Counselors Training Institute, as well as Webmaster, a position which he still holds.
Edward received his BA in Biology from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and a Masters in Biology from The University of Maryland, College Park. He currently serves as Coordinator of Recruitment and Special Programs for Biomedical Graduate Studies, at The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine. In his present position, Edward focuses on initiatives to increase the number of PhD’s amongst under-represented populations in the biomedical sciences via internships, as well as specialized recruitment and retention initiatives. In his spare time, Ed is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, practitioner of Aikido and a budding Jazz enthusiast.