Distinguished Alumni Awards
2016 Distinguished Alumnus
Dr. Marvin Singleton, ‘60
Dr. Marvin Singleton, M.D., ’60, followed his two years at Schreiner Institute by becoming a doctor, running a successful medical practice, participating in Missouri government and even raising Arabian horses.
An honors student during his Schreiner days, he was active in numerous science-related campus organizations and played on the tennis team. Of the latter, he notes that tennis coach Laurence Becker had “the patience of Job.”
He received the President’s Medal for outstanding contribution to school life during the 1959–1960 academic year and was president of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
“I enjoyed the camaraderie of a small school with small classes, enabling nearly individual attention from the professors,” he says of his Schreiner experience. The school offered him “a complete range of subjects to explore within a liberal arts tradition,” and it “prepared me for a wonderful life.”
The Baytown native went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of the South, and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Medical School.
After decades of building and managing a successful practice in ear, nose and throat medicine, he served four terms as a Missouri state senator. Dr. Singleton also found time to raise Arabian horses.
In retirement he resides in Seneca, Mo., and is a generous and loyal supporter of Schreiner University.
Also see: Past Distinguished Alumnus