Born and raised in South Korea, Jae Hyeon Lee came to America in 2007 as, essentially, a high-school dropout. After graduating from Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in suburban Philadelphia, Lee thrived at the College of Science and Technology where he participated in the Diamond Research Scholars Program and CST’s Undergraduate Research Program, earned a Creative Arts, Research and Scholarship grant and was a speaker at TEDxTempleU. This fall, Lee will head to Harvard University to begin his doctoral studies in physics.
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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. Just weeks shy of receiving his podiatry degree, with coursework in traumatology and a background in psychology, Malan jumped in to help stabilize and comfort stunned victims of the blasts.
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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.
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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.
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. The opportunity is a direct outgrowth of their involvement in the College of Engineering's Student Space Exploration and Environmental Systems Laboratory, which has offered them experience on a range of space-related projects.
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.
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. They've had internships on campus working with faculty or staff on projects directly related to their career interests. They've studied abroad or participated in professional immersion experiences. And by making themselves what Temple President Neil Theobald calls "real-world ready," they've earned a competitive advantage in a tough job market.
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. We'll miss you. Come back soon!
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.
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.
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.
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. Now the Temple School of Medicine degree candidate has made an impact in her adopted community in North Philadelphia, where she has led service projects as community service chair of Temple’s Student National Medical Association.
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. Following graduation, Hunter will pursue graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley.