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2010 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence

June 18, 2010 by | News

Concern America Marvin Meyer: Every academic year, at the Chapman University Opening Convocation, we are pleased and honored to present an Award of Excellence named in honor of Albert Schweitzer. Our campus boasts a plethora of busts, but one bust, I believe, is particularly impressive in its bronze prominence. That is the bust of Albert

2009 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence

June 18, 2009 by | News

Anthony Garcia-Prats For the past few decades, one of the most imposing figures on our campus has been the figure of Albert Schweitzer. To be sure, Schweitzer died in 1965, but during his lifetime he was a bigger than life character, and his legacy lives on after him. Two former Chapman faculty members, Kurt and

2008 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence

June 18, 2008 by | News

Tias Arms Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, theologian, musician, and medical doctor, functions as one of the guiding spirits of Chapman University. Schweitzer was an advocate of reverence for all of life—human, animal, and plant—but it is clear that he had a special place in his heart for children. He and his wife had one child, a

2007 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence

June 18, 2007 by | News

Michael Belay Trustee Karen Wilkinson, presenter Albert Schweitzer has become a strong role model for the Chapman University community; his image appears in many locations around the campus. His ninety-year life, much of which was spent healing the sick in the nation of Gabon, encourages us to grant dignity to all people, serve others, and

2006 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence

June 18, 2006 by | News

Peter Verbiscar-Brown In 1931 Albert Schweitzer, the theologian, philosopher, musician, and medical doctor from Lambaréné, Gabon, in West Africa, surveyed his world, one very much like ours, and he wrote at the opening of the epilogue of his autobiography Out of My Life and Thought, “Two observations have cast their shadows over my life. One

2004 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence

June 18, 2004 by | News

Ria Fennema In his major autobiographical work, Out of My Life and Thought, Albert Schweitzer, the ethicist, philosopher, medical doctor, and musician, wrote, “People are ethical only when life as such is sacred to them, the life of plants and animals as well as the life of their fellow humans, and when they devote themselves helpfully

2003 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence

June 18, 2003 by | News

Mary McAnena There indeed is something about Mary, Mary McAnena, our recipient of the 2003 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence, and Mary’s Kitchen. Mary was born in Ireland, raised a family, was a nurse for most of her adult life, and moved from New York to California about twenty years ago. She tells the story

2002 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence

June 18, 2002 by | News

Harmon and Nadine Wilkinson On September 9, 2002, at the Opening Convocation of Chapman University, the 2002 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence was presented to Harmon and Nadine Wilkinson. Harmon has been a trustee of Chapman University for many years and both of the Wilkinson’s have been advocates for peace and justice throughout their lives.

2001 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence

June 18, 2001 by | News

Southern Poverty Law Center The recipient of the 2001 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence is the Southern Poverty Law Center. The award was presented on September 10, 2001, at the opening convocation of Chapman University. Dr. Marvin Meyer, director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, introduced the event by reflecting upon the Schweitzer bust on the

2001 Schweitzer Award of Excellence

June 18, 2001 by | News

Habitat for Humanity A special presentation of a 2001 Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence was made to Habitat for Humanity and its founder, Millard Fuller, at a celebrative “Habitation Night” held on the campus of Chapman University on October 26, 2001. At that event Millard Fuller gave an inspirational speech, and Albert Schweitzer Institute director