In honor of the 175th anniversary of Ohio University's first African-American graduate, John Newton Templeton, Outlook is profiling participants in one of the programs that bears his name: the Templeton Scholars
What are some highlights of the Templeton Scholars Program?
You get to discuss some of society's most pressing issues with not only some of the brightest students enrolled at Ohio University, but also with faculty as well as famous and high-profile people.
How do you think this program will help you in the future?
I have developed networks with influential people who I can learn much from that will help me in my professional and public service career.
Where do you see this program heading?
The sky is the limit! I see us gaining more influence and publicity on campus, and shedding light on the brilliance within the multicultural community.
What message or words of wisdom would you give to future students in the Templeton Scholars Program?
My mother always said, "Be better than what they think you are." Be the determiner of your fate, and never let anyone put you down.
Regis Saxton, a junior from Richmond Heights, Ohio, is a criminology major with the intention of working for the FBI.