Commencement 2019

Connie Presser on graduation day
After 17 years, longtime staffer earns degree
Type: News Story
Connie Presser balanced the demands of classes, working full-time and raising a family.
May 13, 2019
Student speaker Vanessa Chandler
Boxing legend, famed coach address record-breaking graduating class
Type: News Story
Temple graduated its largest class in history in the 2018–2019 academic year, with 10,071 students earning degrees from the university’s 17 schools and colleges.
May 9, 2019
Hikari Hida
Senior becomes first-ever Temple Japan student to win Diamond Award
Type: News Story
Hikari Hida, a political science and Asian studies major, received the honor for her work related to women’s rights.
May 8, 2019
Emily Kight in the lab
Two-time Be Your Own Boss winner aims to help solve what ails her
Type: News Story
A bioengineering student launched products for cancer and trichotillomania.
May 8, 2019
2019 graduate Ashton Dunkley
From the track to a doctoral program, Temple senior is running her own race
Type: News Story
After graduation, Ashton Dunkley will research Native American history through the University of Minnesota’s doctoral program in American studies.
May 6, 2019
Reporter Cassie Semyon on the job in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
For 2019 graduate, home is where the start is
Type: News Story
Cassie Semyon became a viral sensation as an NBC News intern. Now, she’s launching her TV career in her hometown.
May 6, 2019
Annette Cruz and Thatyana Morales
Mom, daughter face cancer, conquer degrees together
Type: News Story
Metastatic breast cancer was no match for 2019 graduate Annette Cruz’s determination—she’ll earn a degree alongside her daughter this month.
May 3, 2019
Staff member Evy Lopez-Feliciano in her office.
Perseverance conquers: Staff member earns degree after 14 years of hard work
Type: News Story
Between working full-time in the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and juggling the demands of life, Evy Lopez-Feliciano pushed through. Now, she can call herself a Temple graduate.
May 2, 2019
Radin Bonakdar
From Tehran to Temple, senior steps closer to dream of dentistry
Type: News Story
Graduating senior Radin Bonakdar is a step closer to achieving his goal of becoming a dentist, following in his mother’s footsteps.
April 29, 2019