The winter diploma ceremony for the college was held on February 8th, 2008 at the Great Court in Mitten Hall, Temple Main Campus. Dr. Madeleine M. Joullie, The Class of 1970 Professor of Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania delivered the graduation speech to 130 CST graduates. Download Dr. Joullie's speech
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In introducing Dr. Madeline Joullie as the Winter Graduation Commencement speaker, Hai-Lung Dai, Dean of the College of Science and Technology, said:
“Dr. Madeline Joullie is currently the Class of 1970 Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. Madeleine Joullie was born in the City of light- Paris, France at the time the great depression was about to begin and grew up in Brazil. Her father sent her to Simmons College in the United States, where she received her undergraduate degree in 1949 before obtaining her doctoral degrees (1953) in chemistry at Penn.
Dr. Joullie was not only the first woman to join the University of Pennsylvania’s chemistry faculty, but one of the first female organic chemists appointed to a tenure track position at any major American university. Like Hazel Tomlinson, a chemistry professor at Temple from 30’s to 70’s, Dr. Joullie is known as a caring but tough teacher and mentor. For her research accomplishments, Dr. Joullie received numerous awards, including the prestigious Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society and the election as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2001 she was named by the Philadelphia magazine as one of the 75 smartest Philadelphians.
Dr. Joullie is mostly responsible for having implemented affirmative action guidelines that led to more hiring of women and minorities in tenure-track positions at Penn. In 1998 she received the ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. I was delighted about this award since at that time as the Chairman of the Penn Chemistry Department I was the nominator.
But the most amazing thing I would like to tell you about Prof. Joullie is that she is a cancer survivor. She has twice defeated cancer during the last 15 years. Today not only she is alive and kicking, at age 81, she is still active as a teacher and researcher: she is still funded with 4 federal grants and guides about a dozen PhD students for research.”