Posted October 16, 2015
Owls descend on Comcast for pop-up pride
Temple throws a pop-up party for an alumnus.
Video Production: Gina Benigno
On a recent Tuesday, Nicolas Jimenez, FOX ’08, walked into a 46th floor conference room in the Comcast Center for a meeting of the Comcast Temple Alumni Network. What he didn’t know was that he was also walking into Temple University’s first-ever pop-up pride event, during which a spirit squad—ranging from cheerleaders and Diamond Gems to Hooter and Cherry Crusade members—surprises Owls with a healthy dose of cherry-and-white cheer.
Jimenez, who started at Comcast as an intern while at Temple, is senior manager of outreach and partnerships for Internet Essentials, Comcast’s signature community investment initiative that connects low-income Americans to the internet.
Jimenez also helped create the Comcast Temple Connectors program, through which employees volunteer to help Temple students. He’s an Owl Club member and a season-ticket holder for football and men’s basketball.
Fox School graduate Nicole Chisholm, FOX ’09, ’14, director of human resources at Comcast, facilitated the visit, which included an impromptu rendition of the Temple fight song, giveaways for Jimenez and his family, and Temple “T” pretzels for the office.
"Getting ambushed by the Temple pop-up pride team was amazing," Jimenez said. "Instead of a meeting I got to hang with Hooter and the spirit squad at work. The whole office was talking about it, and all the non-Temple folks were super jealous."
Who do you want to shower with cherry and white? Nominate your favorite Owl by tagging them with #TemplePopUp or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (Students, alumni, faculty and staff are all eligible.)