New Initiatives for Student Success
This year the Department is unveiling two initiatives for student success.
The first is a network of Philosophy Alumni Practicing Law. We seek a diverse array of alums who have made careers in the law, who can provide guidance to, and maybe hire interns from among, our current students. If you would like to be part of this network, please let us know! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second is the Dr. Paul D. Simmons Ethical Leadership Scholarship. The late Dr. Paul Simmons (1936-2019) was an institution at this institution. Paul taught in the Philosophy Department for 20 years and was a founding faculty member in the MA in Health Care Ethics. Paul specialized in religious ethics, contemporary moral issues – especially reproductive ethics and genetic technology – and issues in the relations of church and state. Before he came to UofL, Paul was a Professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, but he left there as a matter of conscience. He was a national board member of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Paul was a moral leader and exemplar for our students, and so, together with his family, the Department is creating a scholarship in his memory. The Dr. Paul D. Simmons Ethical Leadership Scholarship will be earmarked for students in the Health Care Ethics MA program who will be able to use the funding to enter the program and persist to graduation as ethical leaders in health or related fields. If you would like to honor Dr. Simmons or support our MA students, please consider a gift in any amount to the Simmons Scholarship. Donate here.