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 »

Student Spotlight: Brent Keath (’16)

Not many college sophomores can say that they own and operate their own business. Even fewer have written and published a novel. But for Templeton scholar Brent Keath, these two accomplishments are simply part of the daily routine of studying and creating, learning and innovating. Hailing from Ephrata, Pennsylvania, Brent is currently pursuing a degree… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Carolyn Sigman (’18)

“In Western Civilization, we read St. Anselm’s ontological argument and were discussing the eternal nature of God, and then I thought about the concept of infinity in math. The humanities and mathematics aren’t as different as you might think,” Carolyn Sigman reflects. Though Carolyn is a first-year in the Templeton Honors College, she is no… Read more »

Alumni Spotlight: Christin (Klaassen) Soly

This October, at the Templeton Alumni Reunion, we had the pleasure of awarding Mrs. Christin (Klaassen) Soly with the first annual Templeton Alumni Award. The Templeton Alumni Award is given to graduates who have exemplified the qualities, values, and philosophy of the Templeton Honors College, namely a commitment to integrity, character, and a love of… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Arna McArtney

One of the foundational questions which Templeton students wrestle with is how to balance the active life with the contemplative life. As a Templeton third-year and Economic Development major, Arna McArtney seems to be well on her way to discerning how to achieve this balance. A self-declared nomad originally from New Zealand, Arna is well… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Katherine Vance (’17)

With her kind and enchanting demeanor, Templeton sophomore Katherine Vance exudes an air of tranquility. Perhaps her unassuming confidence was formed, in part, by her delightfully unconventional upbringing – while ordinary teenagers might spend their summers by the pool, Katherine was competing in horse shows along the cliffs of Dover or traveling with her family… Read more »

Alumni Spotlight: Josh Meservey

At the Templeton Honors College we believe that in order to understand the present we must look intently into the past. Far from impractical, the study of history proves essential to discerning how best to think about contemporary issues. From his work abroad in Zambia and Kenya to his current position in a Washington, D.C…. Read more »

Ben Barnhart (’15)

Benjamin Barnhart (Class of 2015) is a biochemistry major from Strasburg, Pennsylvania, and a member of Eastern’s men’s soccer team. He recently studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he took classes on biomedical research and continental philosophy. He plans on attending medical school after graduation. “I’ve always considered myself destined for a vocation in the natural… Read more »

Eric & Carolyn Glendinning (’07)

Eric Glendinning (Class of ’07) of Doylestown, PA attended Eastern with specific intentions to pursue medicine as a career, and majored in Biochemistry. He later obtained his M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine. Carolyn (Pennay) Glendinning (Class of ’07) from Harrisburg, PA, was drawn to the Templeton Honors College and the opportunity to study… Read more »