New Perspective on Service-Learning Lands Recent College of Education Alumna Dissertation of the Year Award

Elisabeth Fornaro

Elisabeth Fornaro, EDU ‘18, recently received the Dissertation of the Year Award from the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE). A recent graduate with a PhD in urban education, Fornaro’s research has focused on directing the spotlight of service learning back to the K-12 setting. More specifically, she has expanded the conversation about its benefits to include the positive impacts it has on teachers and their well-being, especially in challenging educational contexts.

Owls in Spain: Recent Education Graduate Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Elaina Hawkins

Elaina Hawkins, EDU ‘18, has joined the ranks of Fulbright Scholars as she prepares to leave for Spain in the fall. She will live in the region of Galicia and serve as an English teaching assistant in a high school in Spain where she will help with English instruction and community engagement. Hawkins received her B.S.Ed in secondary education with a concentration in Spanish in May. 

From kid on campus to Commencement speaker

Gabrielle Labolito first starting hanging around campus in 1996 when her father Joseph V. Labolito started working at the university as a photographer.

Gabrielle Labolito, STHM ’13, spent much of her life at Temple, whether it was tagging along with her father, longtime university photographer Joseph V. Labolito, or working toward her two degrees. Now, she’s giving the graduate address at the College of Education’s Commencement.


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