Temple Made Profiles

Temple Made: MaryKate Higgins
Type: News Story
Early childhood education major MaryKate Higgins came to Temple from a small town in Pennsylvania, hungry for new experiences and a chance to make a difference. She got that and more from Temple's College of Education. Tag along as she teaches kindergarten at nearby Duckrey Elementary.
May 15, 2014
Temple Made: Rachel and Sarah Stanton
Type: News Story
You might have heard of twins Rachel and Sarah Stanton. But even if you haven't, you may soon know about their startup company, Fruitstrology. For every one of the colorful shirts they sell, they donate fruit to children in Philadelphia. It was an idea born while urban gardening with local kids—and it is the kind of student-born idea that is seeded and nourished every day at Temple.
February 17, 2014
Temple Made: Tarasai A. Karega
Type: News Story
She's heard it since she was 9 years old: African-Americans don't play hockey, people tell her—and girls don't play either. But Tarasai Karega, the latest subject in our student profile series, has always defied stereotypes. Now this master's candidate in sport business has come to Philadelphia to be a role model to a new generation of urban youth.
November 27, 2013
Temple Made Veterans Day special: Silas Adams
Type: News Story
The number of veterans at Temple has exploded in recent years. In honor of Military Appreciation Month, the Temple Made student profile series introduces you to Temple Veterans Association (TVA) President Silas Adams, an active duty Marine for eight years with two tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. It's not easy reintegrating into a college setting after serving overseas.
November 8, 2013
Temple Made: Michael Madeja
Type: News Story
There are plenty of good reasons to go to school in a world-class city. For one, that's where you'll find world-class zoos.
October 25, 2013
Temple Made: Evan S. Feinstein
Type: News Story
In the latest installment of our student profile series, meet Evan Feinstein of the Cherry Crusade, Temple's die-hard student fan organization. Evan came to Temple as a prospective history major who had never attended a Division I football game.
September 20, 2013
Temple Made: Tia Solomon
Type: News Story
Tia Solomon came to Temple prepared to study classical music. When she leaves, she'll be starting a job as a park ranger.
September 9, 2013
A bittersweet day: Temple Made graduates say goodbye
Type: News Story
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.
May 15, 2013
Temple Made: Julian Terrell Otis
Type: News Story
In the Commencement week edition of the "Temple Made" student profile series, meet the Boyer College of Music and Dance student chosen to sing at this week's 126th Commencement Exercises. When you hear Julian sing, you may be surprised to learn that he came to Temple with a dream of becoming a physician-scientist.
May 10, 2013
Temple Made: Liz Schell
Type: News Story
When there's a medical emergency on Main Campus, often the first people you'll see providing help on the scene are the bike-mounted student volunteer first responders and EMTs of Temple University Emergency Medical Services. In this week's installment of the student profile series, meet EMT Liz Schell.
April 29, 2013
Temple Made: Ofo Ezeugwu
Type: News Story
What can an entrepreneurship major learn from participating in Temple Student Government? A lot, it turns out.
April 14, 2013
Temple Made: Jordan Artim
Type: News Story
If you climb to the top floor of Temple's Tyler School of Art in the middle of the night at almost any time of year and walk into the expansive painting studio, you'll probably find senior Jordan Artim at work on one of his large, colorful canvases. In this installment of the student profile series, meet a student who lives to paint.
March 29, 2013
Temple Made: Christine C. Khor
Type: News Story
It's hard enough for American freshmen to be separated from their families. Imagine how hard it would be to adjust to that separation if your family lived on the other side of the globe.
March 15, 2013
Temple Made: Michael C. Busza
Type: News Story
The next installment of Temple's student profile series features Michael Busza, the creative mind behind "One of the Guys," a full-length web television series that explores the relationship between three gay men and their straight roommate.
March 1, 2013
Temple Made: Denise Racquel Snook
Type: News Story
In the latest installment of the Temple Made student profile series, meet Denise Racquel Smith, a 31-year-old horticulture major with a passion for plants.
February 18, 2013
Temple Made: Michael L. Sganga
Type: News Story
What's the most rewarding — and scariest — moment facing any professional student in the health sciences? According to fourth-year podiatry student Michael Sganga, it's the first day you have to walk alone into a room to speak to a real patient.
February 1, 2013
Temple Made: Verishia N. Coaxum
Type: News Story
What goes around comes around. In the next Temple Made student profile, meet a sophomore who grew up just west of the university. With the help of a Temple 20/20 Scholarship for students living near campus, she came to Temple. Now she teaches elementary school students in her neighborhood three hours a day so they can be inspired to follow her path.
November 29, 2012
Temple Made: Lauren Hertzler
Type: News Story
Do the editors of The Temple News, the university's student newspaper, ever sleep?
November 16, 2012
Temple Made: Luv Sodha
Type: News Story
In the next installment of our student profile series, meet a Fox School student from India (via Bucks County) who, with the help of merit-based scholarships and a lot of hard work, is living the American dream. Next stop after graduation for this finance and accounting double-major: a job at one of the "Big Four" professional services firms.
October 19, 2012
Temple Made: Colleen Hooper
Type: News Story
Is it possible to earn a Ph.D. as a dance scholar while continuing to practice as a dancer and choreographer at the highest level? At Temple, the answer is yes. In the latest installment of the Temple Made student profile series, meet Colleen Hooper (and then watch her perform in 'Somos' on Oct. 12).
October 5, 2012
Temple Made: Christopher M. Orlando
Type: News Story
In the latest installment of the Temple Made student profile series, meet one of the Diamond Marching Band's alto saxophone section leaders. Think DMB is just fun and games? It takes hours of weekly practice and management skills to perfect the 205-member band's routines.
September 21, 2012
Temple Made: Brandon McManus
Type: News Story
In the semester's first entry in the "Temple Made" student video profile series, meet Temple football's double-duty special teams star and aspiring orthopedic surgeon Brandon McManus, one of the few players in the nation who serves as a placekicker and a punter — and who's earned the status of being among the best in the nation at both.
September 9, 2012