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Summer Scholars Program

“I attended Summer Scholars two years in a row, and it was life changing. I learned so much from the great texts we read and the thought-provoking discussions we had every day, in class and out of class. I made amazing life-long friends in the course of a week and was able to learn from… Read more »

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Amy Richards

From undergraduate student to philosophy professor, Dr. Amy Richards has experienced much in the Templeton Honors College. Reading The Brothers Karamazov in her Philosophy and Literature class my junior year was one of my formative college experiences, so I was delighted to sit down with Dr. Richards and talk about her journey from student to… Read more »

Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Dene (Soliwoda) Ellis, ’09

Cohort of 2006 Major: Elementary Education Currently Living: Brooklyn, NY Clothing Designer and Business Owner   “We are all made of star stuff,” astronomer Carl Sagan once said, meaning that every particle in the human body is formed through chemical reactions in the life and death of stars. When Jordan Ellis first discovered this as… Read more »

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Walter Huddell

“When you’re doing pure mathematics, you’re studying eternal objects,” says Dr. Walt Huddell. “The author of Philippians writes, ‘Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.’ That’s what it feels like I’m doing… Read more »

Alumni Spotlight: Brother Lawrence Machia (’08)

When we pause to reflect upon our spiritual journeys, we are sometimes able to see the small turning points — those moments that seemed insignificant at the time, but later proved to be immensely formative. For Brother Lawrence (formerly Shawn Machia, B.A. Theology ’08), many of those turning points occurred through the conversations and people that… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Zachery Custer (’16)

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie once told her daughter Eve, “A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale.” Understood this way, science is not an exercise in reductionism; rather, it is an opening of the eyes, an… Read more »

2015 Alumna of the Year: Frances Bissell (’12)

When asked about her time in the Templeton Honors College, alumna Frances (Garrett) Bissell reflects, “The Honors College taught me to allow myself to ask questions and to be a person of depth. I learned to think not about what one person can accomplish on their own, but how someone can do great things as… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Micah Skinner (’19)

Micah Skinner had his first encounter with the Templeton Honors College when Dr. Putnam preached a sermon at his church in Media, PA.  A homeschooled upbringing had already fostered Micah’s love of the Great Books and the liberal arts, and this pursuit continued into his high school years at Delaware Country Christian School.  A college… Read more »

Alumni Spotlight: Bethany Meola (’07)

“Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive”, was the theme of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia this September. Inspired by the early Church Father, Saint Irenaeus, who wrote “the glory of God is man fully alive”, as an international, ecumenical conference in Philadelphia, and one of the largest events on the East… Read more »

Princeton University Fellowship: Dr. Snell’s Sabbatical

If you happened to wander up to the third floor of Fowler Hall, you might notice the conspicuous absence of one philosophy professor, Dr. RJ Snell, a pillar of the Templeton Honors College and the executive director of the Agora Institute. That’s because he’s been spending his days at Princeton University, reading in Gothic library… Read more »