Temple’s 127th Commencement will take place Thursday, May 15, at 10 a.m. The main ceremony is 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! Join us in celebrating the remarkable achievements of the Class of 2014.
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.
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, LAW ’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