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 »

Greetings from Templeton’s 2015 Freshmen

Each fall, the Templeton Honors College welcomes a new cohort. I, Anthony Barr, belong to this year’s cohort and am blessed to begin this journey immersed in an intimate community built with dedicated mentors and encouraging friends. There are some wonderful people in this new cohort of 2015. Let me introduce you to a few:… Read more »

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. David H. Bradstreet

During the summer months, Templeton students scatter across the country. Jobs, internships, travel, and time with friends and family take the place of the classroom for a season. But while summer may afford students with a respite from the rigor, for Templeton professor Dr. David H. Bradstreet, summer is a time to develop, research, write,… Read more »

Liberal Learning and the Great Christian Traditions

While Templeton students spend the summer months interning, gaining experience in their disciplines, or taking a well-deserved break from their studies, Templeton faculty are hard at work—writing, researching, advancing in their respective fields. Drs. Jonathan Yonan and Gary Jenkins are no exception. This summer, Dr. Yonan, Dean of the Templeton Honors College, and Dr. Jenkins,… Read more »

A Letter to a Young Philosophy Student: Alyssa Mallgrave (’13)

Dear Young Philosophy Student, You are living the dream. You might not realize it as you pull all-nighters trying to solve the problem of evil whilst employing excellent prose and incorporating only the most acclaimed source material, but you are. Your job right now is to read, write, talk, and listen, and nothing is at… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Jocelyn Paul (’15)

When asked to reflect on her intellectual and spiritual journey in the Templeton Honors College, graduate Jocelyn Paul responds, “The past four years have been first and foremost an education in love. Together, we have sought to love and understand both God and others. And it seems to me that the best way to pursue… Read more »