Student Success

Andreas Copes in front of a blue background, wearing a Planned Parenthood shirt.
Student earns prestigious LGBTQ+ scholarship
Innovative programming and accomplishments by a Temple student catch the attention of an influential LGBTQ+ organization.
July 23, 2021
Kirtney Metz standing in front of Charles Library
Shhh … the Owls are researching!
Learn about three Temple University Libraries’ Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award recipients.
July 14, 2021
Temple alumnus Ray Didinger
Memoir of a sportswriter
In “Finished Business,” Ray Didinger looks back on 50 years of writing about the Eagles, Flyers, Phillies and more.
July 2, 2021
Dockery wearing pink sunglasses and striking makeup as Ruth Canal.
Dental student graduates in drag in viral video
Kornberg graduate accepted diploma as drag persona.
 A Black woman in white tutu practicing ballet at a barre in a dance studio.
Exposing more African Americans to ballet
Through her ballet company, Chanel Holland, BYR ’12, changed the perception of what it means to be a ballet dancer.
Temple dentistry student Natasha Rockwell and her parents.
Dental student shares heartfelt white coat ceremony with her parents
Natasha Rockwell was presented with her white coat by her parents, who both have ties to Temple’s dentistry program.
Temple alumna Nicole Jordan
In a class of her own
Alumna Nicole Jordan is the Philadelphia Orchestra’s first Black female member.
Temple alumna Adjoa B. Asamoah
Championing racial equity at Temple and beyond
The national advisor for Black engagement for the Biden-Harris campaign, Adjoa B. Asamoah is also the social impact strategist for the CROWN Act.
Meet Anyae Scott, one of Temple’s first Cecil B. Moore Scholars
Get the story behind one of the first students to earn a full-tuition scholarship to Temple as a Cecil B. Moore Scholar.
Temple student Morgan Rollins
Discovering a silver lining
Biomedical engineering student Morgan Rollins turned disappointment into inspiration by launching a prosthetics club.
Marcus Forst wearing a Temple basketball shirt in front of Alter Hall
Birds of a feather flock together
Three Owls share their family ties to Temple.
Graduates on the field at Edberg-Olson Athletic Hall during Commencement.
Temple’s 134th Commencement in photos
See how the Class of 2021 celebrated their graduation and honored all that they’ve endured the past year.
Jennifer Sierra standing under a Temple flag.
Commencement speaker says build a team to face life’s curveballs
2021’s Commencement speech focuses on the power of teamwork, despite the pandemic’s limitations