Baylor Selected Again for Templeton Honor Roll

May 7, 1997

WACO, Texas - For the seventh consecutive year, Baylor University has been named to the John Templeton Foundation's Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges, a guide to colleges and universities that promote the development of character.

Every two years, the Templeton Foundation names to the Honor Roll approximately 100 four-year accredited undergraduate institutions that emphasize character building as an integral part of the college experience. This year, 135 schools were chosen for the Honor Roll.

The selection criteria for the Honor Roll include inspiring students to develop and strengthen their moral reasoning skills; encouraging spiritual growth and moral values; providing community-building experiences; advocating a drug-free lifestyle; and conducting a critical assessment of character-building programs and activities.

The names of the 135 schools selected for the 1997-1998 Honor Roll will appear in a guidebook which the foundation distributes to public libraries, high school guidance counselors and interested parents and students.

The John Templeton Foundation was established in 1987 by international investment manager Sir John Marks Templeton. Through its studies, award programs and publications, the foundation promotes character development of young people.

For more information, contact Lesley Vance at (615) 963-1306

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