Posted May 9, 2013

Temple community readies for 126th Commencement

Betsy Manning

Temple University will hold its 126th Commencement exercises on Thursday, May 16, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Liacouras Center.

More than 9,000 graduates and guests are expected to attend the morning ceremony. Graduating students will gather at the loading dock entrance on Broad Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue in academic regalia no later than 8:45 a.m. and form single file lines behind their college banners.

The Class of 2013 is among the largest to graduate in Temple’s history. More than 9,000 students fulfilling their degree requirements this month and in December and August 2012 are eligible to participate the ceremony. Graduates range in age from 19 to 73 years old and represent 49 states and 57 countries.

Honorary degrees will be awarded to Patrick J. O’Connor, chair of Temple University’s Board of Trustees and a leader in Philadelphia's legal community; Temple alumnus Pallam Raju M. Mallipudi, cabinet minister of India for Human Resources Development; and posthumously to Temple alumnus Frank Albert Cotton, a preeminent figure in the field of inorganic chemistry.

To ensure that the graduates and their families have convenient parking available, special parking regulations will be effect on May 16. Visit the Office of Parking Services for more information.

Computer Services will offer online streaming of the main ceremony. For the second year, the webcast will be viewable on mobile devices and closed captioning will be available. The ceremony also will be recorded for later viewing.

In addition to the university’s main commencement ceremony, each of Temple’s schools and colleges will host individual ceremonies to recognize their graduates and bring together the class cohorts for a final send off. Below is a list of each ceremony and speakers. All events will take place on May 16, unless otherwise indicated.

Tyler School of Art
6:30 p.m., McGonigle Hall
Speaker: Student Kathryn Yuen, photography

Fox School of Business and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
4 p.m., Liacouras Center
Speakers: 1986 Fox graduate Pallam Raju M. Mallipudi, minister of Human Resource Development for the Indian government, and student Jasmine Narcisse, International Business Administration

Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
May 17, 4 p.m. The Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street
Speaker: Howard Bailit, professor emeritus in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine

College of Education
Bachelor and Master’s Ceremony
1 p.m. Student Pavilion
Speakers: 1972 graduate Daniel Edward Baker, Philadelphia broadcasting legend best known as the voice of Veterans Stadium, Lincoln Financial Field and Citizens Bank Park, and student Angelica A. Youwakim
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
4 p.m. Rock Hall, auditorium
Speaker: Novella Keith, Professor Emeritus of Urban Education and student Matthew Campbell

College of Engineering
12:30 p.m. Temple Performing Arts Center
Speaker: Student David C. Mino

School of Environmental Design
3:30 p.m. Ambler Learning Center, auditorium
Speakers: Carol Collier, executive director of the Delaware River Basin Commission, and student Lindsey Graham, community and regional planning

College of Health Professions and Social Work
7 p.m. Liacouras Center
Speaker: Brian Duke, secretary of aging of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Beasley School of Law
May 23, 4 p.m. Liacouras Center
Speaker: 1993 graduate Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania attorney general

College of Liberal Arts
1 p.m. Liacouras Center
Speaker: Jayne Drake, vice dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts
Ceremony for Masters and Doctoral Graduates
4 p.m. Anderson Hall, room 17
Speaker: Dustin Kidd, associate professor of sociology, student speaker TBD

School of Media and Communication
3:30 p.m. McGonigle Hall
Speakers: 1997 radio/television/film graduate Dyana Williams ’97, on-air personality on Oldies 100.3, and student Julian Fowler, strategic communications

School of Medicine
May 17, 10 a.m. The Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street
Speaker: Thomas J. Nasca, professor of medicine at Jefferson Medical College and CEO of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and of ACGME International

Boyer College of Music and Dance
12:30 p.m. Mitten Hall, Great Court
Speaker: Student Jeremy Sowers, jazz studies, performance percussion

School of Pharmacy
May 17, noon. Temple Performing Arts Center
Speaker: 1991 graduate Marilou Taylor Watson, partner at Fox Rothschild, LLP

School of Podiatric Medicine
May 14, 10 a.m. The Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street
Speaker: Verdi DiSesa, chief operating officer, Temple University Health System

College of Science and Technology
12:30 p.m. McGonigle Hall
Speaker: Michael R. Berman, medical director of Labor and Delivery at Beth Israel Medical Center, and student Ashley Truxal, chemistry

Division of Theater, Film and Media Arts
3:30 p.m. Temple Performing Arts Center
Speaker: Student Owen M Pelesh, theater

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