Alumni of the Year

In August 2014 the Templeton Honors College celebrated its fifteenth anniversary; and one of the ways the College celebrated this milestone has been to establish an annual Templeton Alumni Award. The purpose of the Templeton Alumni Award is to honor a person who, since graduating, has exemplified the values of the Templeton Honors College: Truth and Learning, Wisdom and Virtue, Stewardship and Service. The Award is not to be primarily a marker of service to the College, or of professional aptitude, or even of prestige, however good these things may be. Rather, the Award is intended to honor people who are living out well-integrated and upright lives in work, family, church, neighborhood, culture, and society.

The faculty and staff of the Templeton Honors College will review the nominations and select the winner. The recipient of the annual Alumni Award will be announced at the annual Templeton Alumni Reunion each October.

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2019: Brandon and Rebecca Zimmerman (’05 and ’08)


2018: Rebecca Osborn (’07)


2017: Andrew Bradstreet (’08)


2016: Jay Renfro (’13)


2015: Frances Bissell (’12)