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Alex Simmonds '15 Receives Maxwell Award

Scholarship Honors Dr. Maxwell by Awarding Outstanding Pre-Med Students

2015 Maxwell Award Recipient Alex Simmonds with Dr. Dunkley, parents and Dr. CoxThis spring, recent Greenville College graduate and pre-med student Alexander Simmonds received the Maxwell Award at the Twenty-Third Annual Richard W. Maxwell Memorial Lecture. The lecture, given for those interested in the field of medicine, was presented by Dr. Michael Bond, a 1992 graduate of Greenville College. Today, Dr. Bond is the Medical Director of the Emergency Department, Urgent Care and EMS Resource System at Greenville Regional Hospital as well as the Medical Director and Hospice Physician at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Dallas, Texas.

Alex Simmonds, of Greenville, IL, was presented the 2015 Richard W. Maxwell Memorial Award. He will graduate with honors from Greenville College May 2015 and begin his journey to medical school this fall at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. 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 GC Biology 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-Jewish Hospital for over 40 years and in 1984 became professor emeritus. He was also on the staff of St. Luke’s Hospital

2015 Maxwell Award Recipient, Alex Simmonds with family members of Dr. Maxwell

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.

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This story was published on May 27, 2015

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