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Lunch and Learns

During the Fall and Spring semester, we host a FREE catered lunch where students can share a meal with a Philadelphia community leader. The program is simple - enjoy lunch and have great conversations on a chosen topic with an inspiring leader within our community. Earn 5 Leadership Diamond Points per event. View our Calendar of Events page for Fall 2013 dates.

Wednesday, September 25th from 12:30-1:30 in Student Center Room 217D

The Office of Leadership Development hosts Tim Bennett from Bennett Compost. A Rochester native, Bennett moved to Philadelphia over ten years ago to attend Temple University. He was living in an apartment at the time and really wanted to compost, but he didn't quite know how. One thing he did know was that he didn't want to spend $300 for a fancy composter. Years later, as an employee at Temple’s Small Business Development Center, a resource for budding entrepreneurs, Tim was surrounded by people starting businesses. Around the same time, he went to dinner with his fiance and some friends. One companion spent a portion of the evening insisting that the city collect compost. It was a light bulb moment—Tim realized he wasn't alone. Bennett Compost was born.

Wednesday, October 9th from 12:30-1:30 in Student Center Room 217AB

The Office of Leadership Development hosts Campus Philly's Dave Lanza as a part of Temple University's National Coming Out Week (NCOW). Lanza joined Campus Philly in July 2011 as program manager, after completing a one-year graduate fellowship at Drexel University. Dave received his master’s in Higher Education Administration and Organizational Leadership at Drexel and holds a B.A. in Communication from Lynchburg College in Virginia. Dave’s favorite things about the city include Restaurant Week, Center City Sips, running on Kelly Drive, the Phillies and Campus Philly (of course). Dave is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and NASPA.