August 2021

As Seneca said (and the band Semisonic covered), “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” The start of fall classes—set to return mostly in-person—comes from summer’s end, and we are excited to welcome one of the most diverse Freshman classes in Temple’s history. Within the College of Education and Human Development, we look forward to the completion of the Ritter Hall and Annex Renovation project, beginning the utilization of the Amity Gann Memorial Student Teacher Resource materials, and the creation of a new Autism MVP cohort among many other exciting programs and projects during the 2021-2022 school year.

There are many more new beginnings for which we are excited, including the return of Owl Hours, our happy hour lecture/learning presentations by our alumni and faculty for our alumni, faculty, staff, and students around relevant topics in and around education and human development. Save the date of September 30, 2021, from 5-6 p.m. for our first Owl Hour, which will feature a stellar panel; Providing Psychological Services in Challenging Times: Lessons Learned as part of Homecoming Week. And, speaking of Homecoming, join us in the Temple Tailgate Village prior to Temple’s football game on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

To learn more about what has happened and what is to come in the College of Education and Human Development at Temple, read this month’s eNewsletter and visit

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Here is to successful new beginnings this fall.

Happy August!

Ed Stoner
Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations
College of Education and Human Development
Temple University