Student Success

Three students from the Class of 2020 at the Welcome Week barbecue.
20 facts about the Class of 2020
Temple University’s unprecedented momentum continues with the arrival of a record-breaking class of new students this academic year.
August 29, 2016
Maryam Hallaj sitting on a studio table in the architecture building.
Seeking refuge, Syria to Temple
Temple student uses her life experience and training to inspire a career in architecture.
August 16, 2016
Women runners kneeling on the track before a race starts.
Temple student Ajee’ Wilson races toward an Olympic medal
Temple’s Ajee’ Wilson will continue her quest for an Olympic medal in the 800-meter race.
August 16, 2016
Temple students on an MSNBC set with banners and Temple t-shirts.
Owls shine in media spotlight during conventions
From appearing live on national TV to reporting on the convention for faraway news outlets, Temple Owls shone in the media spotlight during the DNC.
Dan Baker in the stands of Citizens Bank Park.
Pitch perfect
Temple alumnus Dan Baker fulfilled a childhood dream when becoming the Phillies public address announcer in 1972.
Jim Macmillan talking to students in a classroom.
School of Media and Communication students prepare to report the DNC
Temple DNC News will cover the convention and focus on representing cities that may lack coverage.
Office Doug Hotchkiss with K-9 officer Baron.
Temple community will have a presence at both the RNC and the DNC
Owls (even the K-9 variety) are participating this month’s national political conventions.
A woman wearing a black and white dress and smiling.
Ending the cycle of violence
Jamira Burley, FOX ’12, refused to be a victim of tragic circumstances.
Sister Mary Scullion standing in front of a window, looking out on a mural.
A vow of service
Sister Mary Scullion, SSW ’87, is the force behind Project HOME, which provides housing, employment opportunities, medical care and education for the homeless in Philadelphia.
A collection of international flags flying from flagpoles.
Owls win Fulbrights
The winners will travel abroad to pursue research projects or English Teaching Assistant Programs.
A man in a striped shirt drawing on paper at a desk.
Bringing newsprint to life
Kevin Sprouls, TYL ’77, credits a Temple connection with helping him get his start at "The Wall Street Journal."
Members of Temple's Class of 2016 wearing Commencement caps and gowns.
Temple celebrates its 129th Commencement
The Class of 2016 reflected on the power of hard work, partnerships and perseverance.
A woman in a white lab coat standing in a research laboratory.
Next stop: MD/PhD program at MUSC
Biology major and CST student Commencement speaker Yongjoo (Jennifer) Cho is following her dream of being a medical scientist.