Baylor Named to Templeton Guide for Character Development

Oct. 22, 1999

by LoAna Lopez

Baylor University has been named to the John Templeton Foundation's The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development. Formerly known as the Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges, this marks the ninth consecutive time Baylor has been selected by this group, which every two years recognizes four-year accredited undergraduate institutions that emphasize character development as an integral part of the college experience.

Designed for students, parents and educators, The Templeton Guide contains profiles of 405 colleges and universities. Selection criteria for which Baylor is noted in the guide include first-year programs, faculty and curriculum, volunteer service, and spiritual growth.

A web site also is available that provides information on college and character, and links to the home pages of colleges selected for The Templeton Guide. The web site address is www.collegeandcharacter.org .

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

For more information, contact Gretchen Wright or Lisa Lederer at (202) 371-1999.

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