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Arnold Wettstein came to Rollins College in 1968 as a professor
assistant to the Dean of the Knowles Chapel.
As a patient counselor, insightful thinker, and gifted teacher, he
helped Rollins students to continue to be aware of moral issues
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was born on January 28, 1928, in Hoboken, New Jersey.
He studied at Princeton, where he received his bachelor's
From the Union Theological Seminary, Wettstein received
and became an ordained minister in 1951.
He began his graduate studies at Columbia University, but
finished his Ph.D. at McGill University in 1968.
1952 until 1954, Wettstein served as a Chaplain in the United
Navy. He also taught at the
University of Vermont and McGill, before coming to Rollins
At Rollins, Wettstein has taught courses in World
Contemporary Religious Thought and Religion in America.
Throughout his Rollins career, Wettstein was also recognized with several awards, including the Arthur Vining Davis Fellowship Award in 1971, the William Fremont Blackman Medal in 1975, the Hugh F. McKean Award in 1979, the George Morgan Ward Medal in 1992, and the Sullivan Medallion in 2005. Wettstein passed away on May 30, 2008.
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