Memory of alumni honored

Over the years, Eastern students have been encouraged to leave behind a legacy. Domenick Rowe and Benjamin Carr are two young men who heeded that call.

In light of their recent passing, Eastern University will be honoring the memories of Rowe and Carr, two young men who exemplified what it means to leave a legacy behind. They will be further remembered with scholarships that the Templeton Honors College will be instituting in their names.

Domenick Rowe graduated from the Templeton Honors College in 2004. With a passion for traveling and languages, he acquainted himself with the native tongues of all the places he traveled, making many friendships while doing so. Rowe studied political science and Near Eastern affairs during his time at Eastern, and eventually became an intern for the Institute for Global Engagement,while dabbling in other Middle Eastern companies.

Due to his love of adventures and expeditions, the Domenick-Paul Rowe Memorial Scholarship given in his honor is designed to help an incoming THC freshman wishing to pursue languages and theology throughout their four-year stay at Eastern University.

Benjamin Carr was a 2006 THC graduate. He was very active as a reporter for the Eastern community. The Waltonian acted as a perfect outlet for his creative skills and he was able to keep the students at Eastern aware of events and news on and around campus. Carr graduated with a degree in philosophy and was then employed at the merged newspaper companies, Northfield News and Transcript, as an editor.

The Benjamin T. Carr Memorial Scholarship will be awarded yearly to any Eastern student participating in the Waltonian or another publication. Applicants may submit any piece of work they have published, edited or been involved in. A well-written, 400-word essay is required, and it must correlate the applicants’ personal goals with regard to journalism or creative writing. All submissions are due by January 31, and the recipient of the award will be named in March.

The Carr and Rowe families expressed their heartfelt approval to the Templeton Honors College for creating these scholarships. The legacies of both exceptional young men will remain constant throughout the Eastern community.

More information on the Domenick-Paul Rowe and Benjamin Carr scholarships will soon be available at


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