Daniel Walsh is the latest West Virginia University student to be awarded the Don Marsh Scholarship in Healthcare Writing. Walsh will be pursuing a master’s degree in Journalism at WVU’s Reed College of Media in the fall. The scholarship includes a tuition waiver and a paid internship in the University Relations office at the WVU Health Sciences Center.
Walsh received his bachelor of science degree in journalism with a minor in sociology from WVU in 2019. He worked previously as a journalism intern with the Townsquare Media Company, News Channel 34 in Binghamton, N.Y., and as a social media manager for the Blacksheep Online.
The scholarship honors West Virginia journalist Don Marsh, who was employed at the Charleston Gazette for 40 years – first as a reporter, then as an editor and columnist. Marsh gained a national reputation for exposing arrogance, corruption and hypocrisy through his work as a journalist. He became editor of the Charleston Gazette in 1976 and won The American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award for commentary in 1987.
After his retirement from the daily newspaper, Marsh was a commentator on the West Virginia MetroNews radio network until his death in 1999.
Walsh is the son of Deanna and Rick Walsh. He is from Binghamton, N.Y., and a 2015 graduate of Binghamton High School.