On May 22, 2008, the College of Science and Technology Awards Ceremony, Graduation Picnic and Graduation Ceremony were held on Temple's Main Campus. Over 300 students received bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Dr. Joseph Allegra, CST '70, delivered the Commencement Speech. Download Dr. Allegra's speech
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Dr. Joseph Allegra is the co-founder of the network for Medical Communication and Research (NMCR). Before making the transition
to the corporate world, Dr. Allegra worked in academe.
Soon after earning his bachelor’s degree from Temple University, Dr. Allegra was granted a medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University. He was chief of the Division of Medical Oncology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine before serving as acting chair and later as chair of the Department until 1989.
He was named President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director at T2 Medical, Inc., a Georgia-based company which merged with Coram Healthcare Corporation, a major national provider of outpatient home infusion therapy. Originally established as the Network for Oncology Communication and Research (NOCR) in 1993, NMCR has developed different formats to provide education and communication opportunities for the medical and pharmaceutical communities. NMCR’s products and services have become increasingly popular with pharmaceutical manufacturing and biotechnology companies.
An on-going member of the University’s Conwell Society and the College’s Leadership Planning Committee, Dr. Allegra is deeply committed to his alma mater, recognizing the importance of a high quality education and its ability to jumpstart one’s career.
“It was at Temple that I came into contact with high quality professors like Dr. Guy Allen,” he says. “Dr. Allen taught me to be a critical scientist and a good listener. Those skills were key to my career achievements as an academic physician and still serve me today.”