Alumni

Robert Berry at the front of a classroom talking.
Temple alumnus, now with Homeland Security, discusses Syrian refugee crisis
Type: News Story
College of Liberal Arts alumnus Robert Berry said the crisis in Syria presents unique challenges because of scale.
March 7, 2017
Two students talking to each other as they walk north on 12th Street on campus.
Cross-cultural connections
Type: News Story
Meet two international students who had the chance to reconnect with the alumna who hosted them for their first Thanksgiving dinner last year.
February 28, 2017
Rasheedah Phillips standing in front of a wall with a calendar and posters.
Making space for the future
Type: News Story
Using Afrofuturism as the theme, Rasheedah Phillips, CLA ’05, LAW ’08, challenges perceptions of blackness in the past, present and future.
February 27, 2017
Two volunteers shoveling dirt into buckets.
Harvesting change during Global Days of Service—and yearlong
Type: News Story
Volunteering during Global Days of Service is becoming more popular every year. Here, Temple shines a spotlight on community partner Urban Creators.
February 23, 2017
Jesse DiLaura standing on campus.
Fox graduate wants to ‘Repair U’
Type: News Story
Your phone, that is. Inspired by Temple’s food truck culture, Jesse DiLaura wants to bring an affordable phone repair cart to campus.
February 24, 2017
four men and a woman holding British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.
Fox graduate’s short film on refugees wins award in Britain
Type: News Story
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts honored Shpat Deda’s Home, which explores the refugee experience.
February 17, 2017
Zosia Mamet and Evan Jonigkeit sitting on stage talking to an audience of students.
TV, film stars share advice on success in showbiz
Type: News Story
Zosia Mamet of HBO’s ‘Girls’ and Evan Jonigkeit, SMC ’05, of ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ took the stage at Tomlinson Theater for a talk with students.
February 13, 2017
Four people’s legs as they jog on a street.
Owls land on 'Billy Penn' ‘Who’s Next Health and Fitness’ list
Type: News Story
Three Temple alumni working to make Philadelphia a healthier, happier city garnered recognition for their innovation and dedication.
February 7, 2017
Pepe Sanchez waving as he walks across a gym.
Hoops Hall of Famer gives back to Temple
Type: News Story
Juan “Pepe” Sanchez, who came from Argentina to play basketball at Temple, said his experience inspired him to help support international students.
January 25, 2017
Books on a bookshelf in Samuel Paley Library.
Alumnus’ history of racism wins National Book Award
Type: News Story
Ibram X. Kendi, CLA ’07, ’10, credits Temple as the place where he honed the “cultural critique” that helped him write the book.
January 16, 2017
Johnny Young standing in front of a stained glass window.
Traveler's assurance
Type: News Story
Alumnus Johnny Young was a storied diplomat before heading up the world’s largest nongovernmental provider of services for asylees and refugees.
January 13, 2017
 Temple graduate Jamira Burley standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Owls earn spots on ‘Forbes’ magazine's ‘30 Under 30’ list
Type: News Story
This year’s “30 Under 30” list by Forbes magazine honored three Temple alumni as leaders in their fields.
January 10, 2017
Philadelphia City Hall.
Temple alumni land on ‘Who’s Next in Politics’ list
Type: News Story
Five Temple alumni made 'Billy Penn’s' list of up-and-coming young political influencers.
January 3, 2017
Temple alumnus Bill DeSio cheering in the stands.
Win or lose, his cherry and white pride shines
Type: News Story
Fox alumnus Bill DeSio is a diehard Temple fan who “decided a long time ago, whether they win or lose—I support them.”
December 29, 2016
A man and woman standing in front of a painting.
Behind the scenes of ‘Create TU’
Type: News Story
Meet the student stars of Temple’s newest video.
December 22, 2016
a student posting a note about giving back on a board for National Philanthropy Day.
We gave and gave big
Type: News Story
Temple gave big on Giving Tuesday this year, more than doubling the university’s goal of $70,000 by raising $146,089.
December 21, 2016
A woman with a guitar in a hospital room
The healing power of music
Type: News Story
Music therapy has been shown to have a beneficial effect on anxiety, fatigue and pain in people with cancer.
December 13, 2016
Graphic showing programming code and blue dots.
Owls mentor, lead during Philadelphia Startup Weekend
Type: News Story
Philadelphia’s recent Startup Weekend included several Temple Owls, who joined the event as coaches, mentors, judges and entrepreneurs.
December 6, 2016
Temple University graduate Yasmine Mustafa standing outside on campus.
Alumna joins global influencers on BBC’s ‘100 Women 2016’ list
Type: News Story
The BBC selected Temple graduate Yasmine Mustafa as one of its “100 Women 2016” for making a difference around the world.
December 21, 2016
Temple flags hanging from the Temple Performing Arts Center with Morgan Hall in the background.
Temple endowment exceeds $500 million
Type: News Story
Temple University’s endowment has surpassed $500 million, a significant milestone.
November 28, 2016
Three members of the Ewell family standing together and smiling.
Owl in the family
Type: News Story
The number of legacy students at Temple University has more than doubled in the past decade.
November 18, 2016
Kevin Negandhi smiling with an ESPN logo in the background.
Kevin Negandhi talks Temple and ESPN
Type: News Story
The ESPN anchor and Temple alumnus shares the impact the university has had on his broadcasting career.
November 15, 2016
6ABC anchor Jim Gardner moderating a U.S. Senate debate on Temple’s campus.
Owls and the election: How Temple took part in campaign 2016
Type: News Story
No one knows yet how the 2016 election will end. But for now, here’s a look back at the role students and faculty played this year.
November 4, 2016
Yasmine Mustafa standing outside smiling.
Owls score Geek Awards
Type: News Story
Temple Made community leaders and entrepreneurs were recognized for their contributions to Philadelphia’s geek scene.
November 2, 2016
Sharon Pinkenson smiling as she sits on a stage.
Starring Philadelphia
Type: News Story
That moment of pride upon seeing Philadelphia on the big screen? Thank Sharon Pinkenson, EDU ’71, for that.
October 31, 2016

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