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Students graduate from W.Va. Osteopathic school

Jul. 14, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Four area students graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine on May 25.

They include Kelly Apgar, Stephanie Galuk, Ashley Zawodniak and Brittani K. Dingess.

Apgar was a part of the University Honors Program and a recipient of the the PROMISE Scholarship and presidential scholarship. She previously earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Marshall University in 2008, following her 2004 graduation from Cabell Midland High School.

Apgar is the daughter of Dave and Sue Apgar of Huntington. She plans to enter a psychiatry program at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston.

Galuk earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry from Marshall in 2008, following her 2003 graduation from Spring Valley High School. She is the daughter of Debra Galuk of Huntington, and plans to to enter an OB/GYN program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Zawodniak, a T.O.U.C.H. Gold Award recipient for her second and third year of medical school, graduated from Marshall in 2006 with a degree in nursing. She is a 1999 graduate of Cabell Midland High School. She is the daughter of Cathy Trador of Huntington and is married to T.J. Zawodniak. She plans to enter an internal medicine program at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Dingess earned a biomedical science degree from Marshall in 2008 and is a 2004 graduate of South Point High School. She is the daughter of Roger and Pamela Perkins of South Point and is married to Kevin Dingess. She plans to enter a pediatrics program at Charleston Area Medical Center.

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