The UofL College of Arts and Sciences recently inducted four new members into its Hall of Honor. Established in 2007—the college’s centennial year—the A&S Hall of Honor "recognizes alumni, students, faculty, administrators, staff and other supporters who have made the most significant and lasting contributions to the college, the university, the local community and the larger society since the college’s establishment in 1907," says A&S Dean Blaine Hudson.
The Hall of Honor
The UofL College of Arts and Sciences recently inducted four new members into its Hall of Honor.
Established in 2007—the college's centennial year—the A&S Hall of Honor "recognizes alumni, students, faculty, administrators, staff and other supporters who have made the most significant and lasting contributions to the college, the university, the local community and the larger society since the college’s establishment in 1907," says A&S Dean Blaine Hudson.
The new inductees to the Hall of Honor were formally inducted during a ceremony on Feb. 17 at the Speed Art Museum. They are:
Teaching both philosophy and humanities courses at UofL for more than 35 years, Professor Emeritus Charles Breslin shared his keen mind and love of reading with generations of students who cherished him as a teacher and mentor. He is fondly remembered by his students for filling the blackboard with lines, circles and diagrams that explained the mysteries of philosophy and the meaning of life. The depth and breadth of his knowledge, his wisdom, and his passion for lifelong learning made an indelible mark on his students and colleagues.
Lois S. Cronholm
A dedicated spokesperson for the value of an education in the liberal arts, A&S alumna Lois S. Cronholm is best known for her work as an administrator in higher education over three decades in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New York. She received a B.A. with highest honors in 1962 and a Ph.D. in biology in 1966, both from UofL. She also attended UofL’s School of Law part time from 1968 to 1973. Cronholm joined the UofL biology faculty in 1973 where her work focused on environmental studies. She was appointed Associate Dean of the College in 1977 and Acting Dean in 1978. She served as A&S dean from 1979 to 1985, a period in which A&S enrollment nearly doubled.
Burt J. Monroe, Jr. (1930-1994)
Internationally recognized as an expert on birds, Burt L. Monroe, Jr. was known by UofL students and colleagues alike for his wide-ranging intellect, his ability to inspire, his keen sense of humor, and his commitment to the university. Monroe’s career as a beloved teacher and administrator at UofL began in 1965. He taught ornithology, herpetology, systematic zoology, and zoogeography as well as supervised the research of countless graduate students. In 1970, he became chair of the biology department and continued in that capacity for 23 years.
Paul J. Weber (1937-2005)
During his 30-year career at UofL, Paul J. Weber influenced countless students as a mentor, scholar, and award-winning teacher. He was known for his dedication to people and his positive effect on the lives of students and colleagues alike. He joined the A&S faculty in 1976 and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in religion and politics, American government, constitutional and administrative law, civil liberties and judicial process. He also mentored hundreds of pre-law students. In December 2005, a group of political science graduates created the Paul J. Weber Fellowship for Mentoring Excellence to provide graduate scholarships in law or public policy to students who demonstrate a strong commitment to mentoring.
Visit the A&S Hall of Honor to learn more about the new inductees.