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Temple grad lands spot at Billboard Awards
Type: In the Media
May 19, 2013
Temple University’s biggest graduation ever
Type: In the Media
May 17, 2013
University’s largest graduating class is now wholly Temple Made
Type: News Story
At a morning ceremony yesterday in the Liacouras Center, members of Temple University’s class of 2013 took time to reflect on their achievements and celebrate what it means to be Temple Made. More than 9,000 students — the university's largest class — were eligible to receive degrees.
May 16, 2013
Community service a driving passion for North Philadelphia native
Type: News Story
Bianca Augustine grew up watching students from Temple walk around her North Philadelphia neighborhood, so she knew this was where she wanted to be. While here, she worked part-time in the Office of Community Relations and served an internship with the office of State Rep. W. Curtis Thomas. Now she's ready to move on to a job in patient services at Nazareth Hospital.
May 15, 2013
A bittersweet day: Temple Made graduates say goodbye
Type: News Story
Commencement is always a bittersweet time for Temple University's extended family. We're filled with pride in our graduates' accomplishments, and yet we're sad to see another cohort of Temple students say goodbye. The Temple Made profile series has introduced us to many unforgettable students. In this video, May graduates explain what the Temple experience meant to them.
May 15, 2013
Real-world ready: Temple experiences prepare grads for career success
Type: News Story
As the "Temple Made" billboard on Broad Street proudly asserts: Temple students are "Real World Raised." They've cut their teeth on coursework that emphasizes experiential learning. They've completed academic programs with live-fire professional capstone experiences.
May 15, 2013
Solving community problems is planning grad's passion
Type: News Story
Community and regional planning master's degree candidate Lindsey Graham has a passion for solving community problems, particularly in the area of transportation. A semi-finalist for the prestigious national Presidential Management Fellows program, she has plans to work in federal government and someday head a major planning organization.
May 15, 2013
NASA robotics program is summer destination for Temple engineering grads
Type: News Story
Engineering graduates Vadim Linevich and Andrew Powell have been accepted into the prestigious NASA Robotics Academy and will spend 10 weeks this summer at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
May 15, 2013
"A different dream": Student Commencement speaker has long, bumpy journey
Type: News Story
Joseph B. Stoney was a 23-year-old out of Northeast Philadelphia when he started his Temple journey almost a decade ago. After overcoming a series of obstacles that would have defeated many students, he will become the first person in his family to earn a college degree. The mechanical engineering major has been chosen to be the student speaker at Temple's 126th Commencement Exercises.
May 15, 2013
‘No limit on learning’: Class’s oldest grad realizes 25-year goal
Type: News Story
At 73, Marie Meyer will complete a 25-year journey when she graduates from Temple cum laude with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She decided to enroll at Temple in 1988 after the passing of her eldest son Herbert Meyer, who had been a Temple student. "He never had the chance to graduate, so I decided to do it for him," she said.
May 15, 2013
Boston bombings are a defining moment for podiatry grad
Type: News Story
Jared Malan was one of 10 members of the Temple School of Podiatric Medicine’s Sports Medicine Club volunteering at the finish line of the Boston Marathon last month when twin bombs detonated a short distance away.
May 15, 2013
From high school dropout to Harvard-bound
Type: News Story
Born and raised in South Korea, Jae Hyeon Lee came to America in 2007 as, essentially, a high-school dropout.
May 15, 2013
Career success is a slam dunk for motivated STHM grad
Type: News Story
Years of pushing himself to gain real-world experience through a series of internships — including a recent position with the Brooklyn Nets — gave Colt Dorsey an edge on the competition and secured his break into the business of sports marketing. In June, the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management graduate will start a business development ticket sales position with the Miami Dolphins.
May 14, 2013
Army officer shores up planning skills at Temple Ambler
Type: News Story
In the midst of an active and decorated military career, Terrence Harrington successfully earned a master’s degree from Temple’s Department of Community and Regional Planning. “I think my military training has helped greatly in the program and vice versa,” he said.
May 14, 2013
Department of Energy fellowship propels physics grad
Type: News Story
Motivated by a compelling need to make a difference in alternative energy, Eric Hunter pursued a bachelor’s degree in physics at Temple. Along the way, he became involved in dark matter research in the lab of Physics Professor C. J. Martoff, which led to a U.S. Department of Energy fellowship at Italy’s Gran Sasso National Laboratory, one of the world’s leading dark matter detection facilities.
May 14, 2013
Hands-on community service drives med school grad
Type: News Story
Crystal Brown's commitment to community service began as a child, when she would attend community health fairs in the Watts section of Los Angeles with her mother, who worked in health care.
May 14, 2013
Immersion program is a window to the world for Spanish major
Type: News Story
Spanish major Rachel Aistrop believes that enrolling in Temple’s Latin American Studies Semester — a total immersion, interdisciplinary program in Spanish language and culture — was the best decision she could have made. Not only did she make lifelong friends, she also clarified her goals for her future.
May 14, 2013
TSG president fosters his passion for politics, Temple
Type: News Story
David Lopez’s passion for politics began in high school, working for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. While attending Temple, he interned in Washington, D.C., three times in addition to serving as an Owl Ambassador and as president of Temple Student Government during his senior year.
May 14, 2013
Ferrer finds pathway to success beyond North Philadelphia
Type: News Story
North Philadelphia native Pedro Ferrer never considered Temple a possibility for his future after high school. But the sociology major has found that transferring to Temple after receiving an associates degree was the right decision. Accepted to law school, he is already making plans to give back to the community that helped shape him.
May 13, 2013
Engineering student pushes through obstacles to reach graduation
Type: News Story
After seven years of overcoming obstacles, electrical engineering degree candidate Jessica Jackson is excited to finally be finishing her undergraduate journey. She went through family struggles, issues with adjusting to school, the death of a close friend and financial difficulties that forced her to drop back to part time, all while trying to juggle difficult course work.
May 13, 2013
Temple track and field's Jenni Abercrumbie: 'Tell me I can't and I'll show you I can'
Type: News Story
Jennifer Abercrumbie, a member of Temple's track and field team, is a living example of the folly of stereotyping student-athletes as “dumb jocks.” The off-the-field accomplishments of this theoretical linguistics major in the College of Health Professions and Social Work had graduate schools and employers competing for her.
May 13, 2013
Physical Therapy graduates leave behind gift for future students
Type: News Story
Members of the 2013 graduating class in Temple’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program have donated $1,500 to provide financial aid for future students. The idea for the gift began in late 2011 when class officers learned that some who are accepted into the program are unable to enroll due to financial reasons.
May 13, 2013
With intense focus, SMC grad set sights on career as a game show host
Type: News Story
As a child with Asperger’s Syndrome, Brian Schwartz became fixated on game shows. From Bob Barker to Wink Martindale, he learned everything there was to know about this exciting television niche. Now 30, Schwartz is graduating with a degree in media studies and production and stakes claim to being Temple University Television's first game show host.
May 13, 2013

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