Posted April 20, 2016

Next stop: Temple Law

Merideth Ketterer is proof that a minor choice can have a major impact.

A woman in a black jacket holding a sign in front of Temple’s bell tower.
Photography By: 
Ryan Brandenberg
Strategic communication major Merideth Ketterer chose to focus her general business minor on legal studies, a decision that's led her to pursue law school after graduation.

Merideth Ketterer came to Temple with high expectations. The Hanover, Pennsylvania native was ready to take advantage of all the opportunities available to her on the university’s large, urban campus.

Understatement. Ketterer has been involved with Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, Golden Key International Honour Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, PRowl Public Relations, Public Relations Student Society of America, Rho Lambda Honor Society and Temple Student Government.

“All of these organizations have shaped who I am as a person,” said Ketterer. “By being involved on campus, students can make invaluable connections with people.”

In addition to her involvement, the strategic communication major was shaped by her minor. She chose to complement her major course of study with a general business minor, and chose legal studies as the focus of her electives.

That choice gave her the opportunity to take two courses with Associate Professor and Chair of Legal Studies in Business Michael Valenza, LAW ’74.

“Through his classes and teaching style, I developed a stronger love for the law and decided to pursue law school after graduation,” she said.

Ketterer will start at Temple’s Beasley School of Law in the fall as a full-time student.

As she embarks on Commencement, Ketterer said, “After four years, I can proudly say I feel that I have left my mark.” And as she continues to her next stop at Temple Law, she’ll continue to make the most of the opportunities that come her way.