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Catholic University Honored

6 October 1997


t.gif (986 bytes)he Catholic University of America has been named to the John Templeton Foundation 1997-98 Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges, the only university in Washington, D.C., named this year and one of 134 colleges and universities cited nationwide.

The selection criteria for the honor roll evaluate the extent to which an institution inspires students to develop and strengthen their moral reasoning skills, encourages spiritual growth and moral values, provides community-building experiences, advocates a drug-free lifestyle, and conducts a critical assessment of character-building programs and activities.

The John Templeton Foundation was established in 1987 by international investment manager Sir John Marks Templeton. The Foundation "is committed to a broad spectrum of activities, including studies, award programs and publications promoting the character development of young people in secondary schools, colleges and universities."

Catholic University is the national university of the Catholic Church and the nation's only university established by the U.S. Catholic Church bishops. Chartered by Congress, the university began as a graduate and research institution in 1887. Undergraduate programs were introduced in 1904. Today the campus has approximately 6,200 students from all states and more than 100 countries enrolled in the schools of religious studies, philosophy, law, arts and sciences, engineering, social service, nursing, music, library and information science, and architecture and planning.

For additional information contact Douglas Lamborne, Office of Public Affairs, at 202-319-5600 and e-mail: lamborne@cua.edu.

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