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Commencement 2014

Student at Commencement with "I Know Things Now" on Mortar

> Watch a recording of the Commencement ceremony that took place on Thursday, May 15.

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Temple’s 127th Commencement took place Thursday, May 15, at 10 a.m. The main ceremony was held in the Liacouras Center at 1776 N. Broad Street. Though Commencement is an annual event, we know it marks a major milestone in the lives of our graduates. With each year comes a new crop of talented and driven alumni, ready to effect change in all they do! 

Meet the Graduates

Temple’s Class of 2014 represents students of all ages and from all walks of life, each with their own story to tell. Here, we highlight a few of the thousands of graduates ready to make their mark on the world.

Meet the Honorary Degree Recipients

This year’s honorees encompass Temple’s Conwellian spirit of hard work and dedication. Read the article.

School and College Commencement Speakers

Beasley School of Law

Hon. Theodore A. McKee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and member of the Temple University Board of Trustees

College of Health Professions and Social Work

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, CHPSW ’93, 5th District, Pennsylvania

School of Environmental Design

Joseph W. Marshall III, CLA ’75, LAW ’79, vice chairman of Stevens & Lee and member of the Temple University Board of Trustees

Fox School of Business/School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

B.J. (Bernard) Giangiulio Jr., FOX ’69, president of H.A. Thomson Co. 

School of Media and Communication

Dan Rather, renowned journalist, former anchor of CBS Evening News and reporter for 60 Minutes and 48 Hours

School of Medicine

Eric J. Topol, professor of translational genomics at the Scripps Research Institute; Gary and Mary West Chair of Innovative Medicine; director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; and chief academic officer, Scripps Health

School of Pharmacy

Grady Grant III, PHR ’80, vice president of medical sales at Mead Johnson Nutrition

School of Podiatric Medicine

Peter H. Doukas, dean of the Temple University School of Pharmacy

College of Science and Technology

James E. West, ENG ’56, inventor and research scientist at Bell Laboratories and Johns Hopkins University; 2014 Temple University honorary degree recipient 

College of Education

Irvin Scott, EDU ’02, ’03, deputy director of education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; former chief academic officer of Boston Public Schools 

Commencement Social Media

Experience the #TUgrad14 joy and celebrate with the Temple community:

Event Information

To learn more about the main ceremony and individual diploma ceremonies at each of Temple’s 17 schools and colleges, visit the following links.

Commencement Videos

Celebrate the pageantry of Commencement and the accomplishments of Temple’s 2014 graduates in our weekly video snapshots.