Riderwood Resident William May, Ph.D., Receives National Award for Contributions to Pro-Life Scholarshp

SILVER SPRING, MD (July 24, 2012) --  Riderwood resident William May, Ph.D., an educator and author, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Rupert & Timothy Smith Award for Distinguished Contributions to Pro-Life Scholarship by the University Faculty for Life at its annual meeting, held June 1-2, 2012 at Brigham Young University School of Law. Dr. May received this award at the Faculty for Life's  22nd Annual Conference in Provo, Utah. Dr. May was honored for his vast work, which continues today, to educate people about the sanctity of human life. Dr. May, who taught Moral Theology at Catholic University and the John Paul II Institute for Studies of Marriage and Family, has authored several books, among them book "Catholic Bioethics and the Gift of Human Life." Dr. May also authored a book entitled "Human Existence,  Medicine and Ethics: Reflections on Human Life." In addition, he has published hundreds of journal articles and scholarly essays. Dr. May and his wife of 54 years, Pat, moved to Riderwood from their home in Kensington, Maryland. Dr. May holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy from Catholic University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Marquette University.