Dr. Harold & Audrey Temple

The Department of Chemistry and the Office of Institutional Advancement are very pleased to announce that the Temple Scholarship has reached the $25,000 endowment threshold.  This scholarship will be dedicated during Homecoming 2009.  Thanks to all those who contributed to this lasting monument to two very special people.

Although this scholarship is fully endowed, ongoing financial contributions will help the corpus of the endowment keep pace with the rising costs of education.  Please consider an ongoing commitment to supporting the chemistry program at Wayland Baptist University.

Background and Historical Information

Dr. Harold Temple served as Professor of Chemistry at Wayland from 1976-2007, with only a brief hiatus to serve as Dean of the Graduate Program from 1983-1988.  Dr. Temple taught every chemistry course in the curriculum in his tenure at Wayland, and over 50% of his students went on to attain post-graduate or professional degrees. 

Mrs. Audrey Temple taught for 18 years at Edgemere Elementary in Plainview, Texas.  Mrs. Temple always remained involved in the lives of Wayland students.  Together Dr. and Mrs. Temple served Wayland students on and off campus.  They led various College Sunday School classes at College Heights Baptist Church for years and have been both friend and mentor to countless Wayland Students.

Beloved by students, and dedicated to Wayland, Dr. and Mrs. Temple made a lasting contribution to Wayland Baptist University.  It is in their name that friends, family, and former students dedicate this scholarship.

Scholarship Administration

The recipient of the Temple Scholarship is to be a declared chemistry major.  The Chemistry faculty will select the outstanding chemistry major at the end of his or her sophomore year.  This student will receive the Temple Scholarship for the following two years provided that he or she continues to make suitable progress towards a BS degree in chemistry at Wayland, as determined by the Chemistry faculty.


Contribution Information

All donations to the Temple Endowed Scholarship fund are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  If your employer has a fund-matching program for charitable donations, please take advantage of that program if applicable.  Please mail contributions to:

Wayland Baptist University

Development Office

1900 W 7th St CMB 1295

Plainview, TX  79072-9984

You may also contact Dr. William Hahn for more information regarding contributions to this scholarship fund.