News - Greenville College Senior Simon Martin Receives Maxwell Award Fund

Greenville College Senior Simon Martin Receives Maxwell Award Fund

Greenville College Senior Simon Martin Receives Maxwell Award Fund

GREENVILLE, IL - Senior pre-med student Simon Martin received the Maxwell award at the Twenty-first annual Richard W. Maxwell Memorial Lecture. The lecture, given for those interested in the field of medicine, was presented by Dr. David B. Crandall, a 1961 graduate of Greenville College.

Simon Martin, of Springfield IL, was presented the Richard W. Maxwell Memorial Award.  He will graduate with honors from Greenville College, May 2013.

The Richard W. Maxwell Memorial Award Fund was established to encourage academic excellence and pursuit of careers in the profession of medicine. An award is given annually to a senior pre-medical student of Greenville College. The dean and faculty select the recipient based on academic excellence and need.

Dr. Richard Wesley Maxwell, a 1932 graduate of Greenville College, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1980 for his outstanding accomplishments in the field of medicine. Dr. Maxwell graduated in medicine from the University of Chicago in 1936 and then interned in St. Louis at the old City Hospital No. 1. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine, he was made Superintendent and Medical Director of the old St. Louis Contagious Hospital. In 1940 he was given a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Washington University School of Medicine, and later and Instructorship. In 1946, the American Board of Internal Medicine certified him in internal medicine. Dr. Maxwell served on the staff of Barnes Hospital for over 40 years and in 1984 became professor emeritus. He was also on the staff of St. Luke's Hospital.

The Maxwell Award Fund was established in 1992 by Dorothea Andrews Maxwell in memory of her husband Richard W. Maxwell. On March 25, 2003 Mrs. Maxwell passed away in Palos Park, IL. The family of Dr. and Mrs. Maxwell continue to support this award.

Greenville College is a four-year accredited Christian liberal arts school with more than 1500 traditional undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree completion students.  Founded in 1892 and affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, the college is located in Greenville, Illinois, 45 miles east of St. Louis.

This story was published on April 26, 2013

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