Dr. Thomas H. Warren Scholarship

Dr. Thomas H. Warren Memorial Scholarship, Established 2018

The Dr. Thomas H. Warren Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends to honor his work as a dedicated teacher and scholar. Dr. Warren retired in 2014 after serving Solano Community College for 38 years. During his tenure at Solano, he established the Philosophy department and served as its sole full-time member throughout his career.
While teaching at Solano Community College, Dr. Warren served on almost every committee on campus, to include the Executive Board of the Solano College Faculty Association, Solano College Professional Development Committee, and many others. Additionally, he chaired the Code of Ethics Committee that wrote the SCC Code of Ethics, and chaired and served on multiple hiring committees. His dedication to instill in students a love for Philosophy resulted in his establishing and serving as advisor to the Solano Community College Philosophy Club.
Dr. Warren served also as the Academic Senate President and founded Scholia: a journal of faculty scholarship, and the Distinguished Faculty Award; in 2014 he was chosen by his colleagues to receive the Distinguished Faculty Award. He wrote extensively in his field of Philosophy and published essays in journals of Philosophy. He presented lectures at state and national conferences and served on committees for the state Academic Senate and Faculty Association of the California Community Colleges (FACCC). Throughout his career, he thoroughly enjoyed a rigorous debate.
Dr. Warren didn’t merely teach the elements of a well-reasoned argument. Throughout his lifetime, he recognized that engaging in the practice of critical thinking and reasoned debate fostered excellence in continually improving the life of the mind and assuming the responsibility of good citizenship.

Award
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Deadline
09/16/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Dr. Warren embraced the claim that “the purpose of education is to free the student from the tyranny of the present.” His concern was that American education has capitulated to teaching to the “tyranny of the present,” with a focus on electronics and visual learning, and in so doing, has marginalized the teaching of critical thinking, critical reading, and moral comprehension. Explain why true education should: 1.) free the student from the tyranny of the present, and, 2.) teach the student to engage in critical thinking, critical reading, and moral comprehension.
  2. Do you plan to major in Philosophy at a 4 year college?