What a year it has been! Hard to believe we are in the final month of the 21-22 academic year. While it started with great uncertainty, it has seen a full transformation on-campus. Students have been back in class and are now working towards finals. Faculty have resumed in-person lectures and research. The Ritter Hall and Annex renovations are nearing completion; and Commencement will be in the Liacouras Center on May 4, 2022.
The energy on campus is palpable and is highlighted by some of the articles in this month’s newsletter, featuring Professor Tim Patterson as the recipient of the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as Dr. Lori Shorr receiving the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence in General Education. We are also excited to feature one of our own Temple Made alumna, Dr. Camika Royal ‘12 in our final Owl Hour of the academic year, as she presents on her recently released book, Not Paved For Us: Black Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia. During Temple Days at the end of April, we recognize two CEHD graduates being honored in Temple’s 2022 30-Under-30 Awards, Matthew Kerr, ‘15 and Matt Menschner, ‘15; and Dr. Kent Scribner, ‘92 as a Gallery of Success honoree. Finally, we are excited Dr. Sean Desai, ‘08, the Seattle Seahawks Associate Head Coach for Defense, will serve as CEHD’s Commencement speaker.
While it has been a year full of change, our College of Education and Human Development perseveres and continues to make an impact on the lives of our students as well as those throughout the community and country through the work of our alumni like you. So, thank you for your continued support, and wishing you a strong finish to this academic year.
Ed Stoner, EdD
Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations
College of Education and Human Development