“When someone talks to me about Gian Lorenzo Bernini, I can say that I've seen Apollo and Daphne. Temple granted me an amazing opportunity to see something firsthand that many people can only dream about.”
Mary Coyle, SCT'10
Alumni are a living testimony to the value of a Temple education. Alumni use what they learned at Temple to effect change around them, ultimately contributing knowledge and valuable skills to their community and the world. For 127 years, notable Temple alumni have made advances in almost every important field including art, theater, communications, politics, sports and science. This includes alumni like the Honorable Siteke Gibson Mwale, CLA'63, HON'76, Zambia's ambassador to several African nations and to the United States in the 1970s, and Juan “Pepe” Sanchez, CLA'00, the first Argentinean to play in the NBA.
270,000 Temple alumni live in all 50 states and 163 countries around the world. There are ample opportunities for alumni to stay involved and connected after they graduate. Temple University's Alumni Association coordinates a variety of alumni groups, events and programs locally and internationally. Alumni interested in giving back to the institution can make a gift online towards student scholarships, faculty endeavors, new and improved facilities or various other areas of critical importance.
Alumni are also a valuable resource for current students studying at Temple University. Temple University's TemPALS program matches alumni age 50 and older with incoming international students to assist the students in adjusting academically, culturally and socially to the Philadelphia area and the university. In addition, Temple's Education Abroad office invites alumni who had the opportunity to study abroad while at Temple to share their experiences with current students interested in international programs.
For more information:
Office of Alumni Relations
Sullivan Hall, Suite 100
1330 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 204-7521