George Mason Listed in 1999 Templeton Guide

Posted: November 23, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University has been recognized for its exemplary volunteer service and substance abuse prevention programs in The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development, a guidebook designed for students, parents, counselors, and educators.

“We hope to help prospective college students and their parents who want to know what colleges are doing to promote the core values of honesty, self-control, respect, and service to those less fortunate, says Arthur Schwartz, director of the character development program at the John Templeton Foundation. “George Mason University’s work in this area is most impressive.”

Established in 1987, the John Templeton Foundation works closely with educators, scientists, theologians, medical professionals, and other scholars throughout the world to support programs that encourage character development in schools and colleges, encourage an appreciation for the benefits of freedom, and stimulate scientific research on the relationship between spirituality and health.

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