LCU's Patty Participates in White House Briefing EventOct. 3, 2012
One of Lubbock Christian University's own, Dr. Stacy Patty, was honored on Friday, May 11, 2012 as a participant in a special White House Briefing concerning faith-based partnerships.
"It was an honor to be in the Executive Office Building of the White House and to hear about our government's concern to help with the issues of justice and cooperation at the local level," Dr. Patty stated. "I appreciate the efforts of the White House to invite religious organizations to share in government funded local and regional projects for the common good."
The invitation to the briefing was extended to about 150 Religion scholars from around the country.
The briefing was sponsored by the White House Office on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which works to develop partnerships between government and non-profit organizations. The office provides staff liaisons for key U.S. departments, including Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, in order to promote cooperative interdepartmental and interagency efforts for the common good.
When asked about this opportunity, Dr. Patty said, "The invitation for an LCU faculty member to participate in this briefing highlights the extent of (our university's) programming in Washington, including our recently expanded LCU In Washington Internship Program. LCU is becoming a university leader in developing networks for student experiential learning at all levels of Washington governmental, corporate, and nonprofit activity."
Dr. Stacy Patty came to LCU in 1992 with degrees from Harding Graduate School, Union Theological Seminary, and Baylor University. He has served on the American Academy of Religion board of directors, and he continues to serve as Executive Secretary of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies. Patty, currently Director of the University Honors Program, teaches Philosophy and Religious Studies.