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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2002

William Marriott receives outstanding alumni award from Wright State University School of Medicine

Dr. William R. Marriott, along with Dr. Timothy S. Manuel, is the 2002 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient from the Wright State University School of Medicine. Marriott, who earned his medical degree from Wright State in 1991, is attending emergency physician in the Emergency Trauma Center at Miami Valley Hospital.

Marriott is also part of Ohio Task Force One, which was deployed to New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. In the wake of the terrorist attacks, Marriott spent nine days working 12 to 14 hours each day assisting rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. For his efforts, he was a recipient of the first State Fire Marshal Award for Heroism. Marriott also conducted disaster recovery efforts following the Xenia tornado in September 2000.

Marriott is also medical director for the Dayton and Miami Township fire departments. The Wright State University Academy of Medicine named Marriott Outstanding Resident for 1994. In 2001, he received the Robert O'Toole Award for Community Service from the Centerville Noon Optimist club in 2001.