R. T. Sinclair Named the 2013 Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholars Award

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Dr. R. T Sinclair will be recognized as an Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 in Morton Hall Auditorium, room 100.

This award is given annually by the UNCW Honors Scholars College and Randall Library to a person from the Cape Fear area who exemplifies the attributes or interests of Albert Schweitzer. Each scholar delivers a lecture to the freshman honors seminar and is recognized for his or her contributions at the annual program and reception.

Sinclair was a founder of Cape Fear Memorial Hospital, and later Cape Fear Memorial Foundation. He was also instrumental in developing the Cornelia Nixon Davis Healthcare Center. His life is a testament to service and helping others. He has inspired students to excel and pursue their dreams.

As a physician, radiologist, visionary, and philanthropist, Sinclair has served the people of the Cape Fear region for decades, making a significant difference to them in the areas of medicine and humanitarian efforts while exemplifying the ideals of Schweitzer’s belief in the “reverence for life.”

The Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholars Award is the legacy of the Albert Schweitzer International Prizes. On the UNCW campus, from 1973 to 1993, the prizes were awarded to recognize individuals who had contributed significantly in the areas on music, medicine, or humanitarian efforts—areas that exemplify the interests and contributions of Albert Schweitzer. Based on his or her contributions in one or more of these areas, the Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar is chosen annually by members of the Honors College and staff of Randall Library.