Emmett Solomon Endowed Internship Scholarship

Emmett Webster Solomon Jr. will be remembered as a man who made a difference and his caring persona left a lasting impression on those he encountered. He was born on January 2, 1936 in Memphis Texas along Highway 287 and the Fort Worth Denver Railroad He and his wife, Janet Lorilei Solomon, had two sons, Emmett Matthew and John Mark. During his first semester at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he was recruited to Huntsville to do a course of study at the Huntsville Unit in 1964. Chaplain Clyde Johnston supervised his first year of clinical pastoral education (CPE). After one year of CPE he was invited to serve as a chaplain for the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC) at the Central Unit in Sugar Land. He continued CPE training for an additional year while serving the inmates and staff at Central. After retirement in 1994, he served for 20 years as Founder and Executive Director of the Restorative Justice Ministries Network (RJMN). That organization published and mailed a prison ministry trade journal for 12 years, which is presently in digital format. The journal was created to network people who do ministry with prisoners, prisoner families, victims of crime, and criminal justice professionals. He received many honors for his service including the Gene Stallings Service Award, two Volunteer of the Year Governor Awards, and Chaplain of the Year from both the Salvation Army and the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, and it is in his image that this scholarship is being awarded to students.

Academic Affairs
Supplemental Questions
  1. Will you be entering an internship during the upcoming academic year?
  2. Will you be serving as an intern or engaged in a practicum in an organization actively utilizing restorative practices to mend broken relationships in an objective and non-prejudicial manner? Such organizations include: a) the courts utilizing pre-trial, post-trial and alternative to trial encounters to hold those who engage in wrong-doing to amend their relationships with those they have harmed; or b) the public schools and institutions of higher education that resolve conflicts among students and/or students and faculty; or c) penal institutions resolving conflict between inmates, correctional personnel, correctional personnel and inmates; or d) social welfare agencies (501(c)(3) or public) resolving disputes between clients and between clients and the agency. Please explain the nature of your internship below.