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    OCTOBER 6, 2005
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Effort to advance Temple starts at kickoff

Motivational speaker Pat Croce encouraged the crowd to make a difference in Temple’s future, just as he turned around the Philadelphia 76ers, at Temple’s lively faculty and staff campaign kickoff last week.

More than 1,000 Temple employees came “Together for Temple” at the Liacouras Center on Sept. 28 for entertainment and prizes, and to learn how faculty and staff can help make Temple a greater university.

The kickoff for Temple’s first faculty and staff campaign was a blend of pep rally and high-tech advertisement. Two new videos that showed Temple employees discussing their support for the University were unveiled.

Topping off the event was motivational speaker Pat Croce, who encouraged the crowd to make a difference in Temple’s future, just as he turned around the Philadelphia 76ers.

Croce’s message was clear: Temple is a great university and can reach higher goals when its employees come together.

His sentiments were echoed by President David Adamany, who talked about the tremendous impact giving can have on the University’s endowment, student scholarship, new buildings, faculty research and community outreach. More information on giving opportunities is available at www.fscampaign.temple.edu.

Just as important is the influence employees can have in sparking additional donations from alumni around the world. “You lay the foundation of all our efforts,” the President said.

“We want a high percentage of participation in this, so that we can go out to alumni and tell them, ‘The Temple faculty and staff have taken the lead; now it’s your turn to step up,’” Adamany said.

“I want to be able to look a donor in the eye and tell them the faculty and the staff are in this big time,” he added.

Mixed in with the messages was entertainment from the Diamond Gems dance team, the Temple University Jazz Ensemble and — a clear crowd favorite — drawings for great prizes.

The prize winners were: Deborah Marshall, School of Communications and Theater, Maxi’s gift certificate; John Necci, Beasley School of Law, and Robert Cahall, Financial Reporting, Diamond Dollars; Brenda Brooks, President’s Office, Philadelphia Zoo tickets.

Paul Muller, Computer Services, Philadelphia Flower Show tickets; Vicki Miles, Athletics, and Stan Horwitz, Computer Services, Temple parking passes; Rebecca Oliver, Honors Program, Capital Grille gift certificate; Giselle Zayon, Medical School, Old Original Bookbinders gift certificate.

James Lemanowicz, Institute on Disabilities, Steven Starr Restaurants gift certificate; Tara Webb-Duey, Boyer College of Music and Dance, digital camera; Kim Litvinov, Institutional Research, Planning and Policy Analysis, Boston Symphony Orchestra tickets; Jeanette Camiolo, Telecommunications, and Didi Joseph, Undergraduate Admissions, iPod mini music players.
Gayle Day Crawford, advertising, JVC digital video camera; Bradley Baker, Athletics, and Chris Rivera, Computer Services, airline tickets; Karen Cherwony, Human Resources, The Lion King tickets; Donna Sowell, Beasley School of Law, Temple men’s basketball tickets; Michael Taylor, Telecommunications, Eagles tickets; Natissa King, Student Health Services, a weekend stay at the Borgata Hotel and Spa, Atlantic City.

- By Ray Betzner