Student Success

Kunal Nayyar with manager Jason Kim and agent Jonathan Howard
“Big Bang Theory” star’s gift funds scholarships, support for students
Kunal Nayyar, TFM '06, and Neha Kapur recently made one of the largest gifts in the Department of Theater’s history.
April 25, 2018
Ben Thomas in his home studio in Northwest Philadelphia
After graduation, this music entrepreneur won’t skip a beat
Senior entrepreneurship major Ben Thomas will continue his career in audio engineering in Philadelphia after Commencement.
April 17, 2018
Marcus Forst in front of a whiteboard filled with equations
Marcus Forst, junior physics major, wins Temple’s first Goldwater Scholarship
The prestigious Goldwater Scholarship is reserved for students in STEM fields for exemplary academic achievement.
April 10, 2018
Bob Lamb
By and for students, recovery group becomes campus resource
The group hosts weekly meetings for students recovering from substance use disorder.
A Temple student working on the Flower Show exhibit
Ambler students showcase the Schuylkill at Flower Show
This year’s Temple exhibit, “Within Reach: Unlocking the Legacy of Our Hidden River,” simulates a canal, a coal mine and a freshwater tidal marsh.
A graduation cap that reads "time to fly"
Fly in 4 helps students fly in three
Since Fly in 4 was introduced in 2014, it has made a significant impact on students’ four-year graduation rates, saving them thousands of dollars in college loans and debt.
Sierra Williams portrait
Freshman wins Comcast Foundation scholarship
Sierra Williams, a legal studies major, grew up in West Philadelphia and plans to pursue a career in litigation.
A student barista pouring cold brew coffee
Student-run Saxbys opens in Speakman Hall
The café is staffed by students, from baristas to its CEO.
Fred Thomas Jr. wearing a purple shirt and smiling
Here’s 'whassup': Temple grads starred in iconic ads
Temple alumni say the catchphrase from their popular commercials was all about friendship.
Chris O'Connell sitting with a fellow journalist
Journalism alum embeds in Minneapolis for career ‘highlight’—an Eagles Super Bowl
O’Connell will cover the Super Bowl fan experience in Minneapolis.
Larry Magid speaking at a podium
Electric Factory founder Larry Magid pledges multiple student scholarships
Renowned concert promoter and Broadway producer Larry Magid and his wife, Mickey, are establishing or supporting multiple scholarships at Temple University.
Temple’s Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
From humble roots, Kornberg alumnus gives back
Robert Bagramian, a 1960 graduate, will bequeath $700,000 to support future dentistry students.
Adam Gasiewski standing with Emily Beck, who is holding a copy of Milk and Vine
Students distill viral videos into viral book, getting lesson in overnight success
Adam Gasiewski and Emily Beck became immediate success stories with the help of Blackstone LaunchPad.