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Fox School distributes books to students in Partnership Schools

Photo by Lisa Godfrey

Many Philadelphia school students come from homes where having a personal
library of books is just not affordable. To increase the access of Philadelphia school children to books, and to honor James Nevels, president of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, The Fox School’s College Council and its Alumni Association collected 22,000 books for the Philadelphia school system. Each student in a Temple Partnership School will receive a book to take home, and the Philadelphia school system will distribute the remaining books to students throughout the district according to need.

Pictured above, James Nevels, chairman of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission and winner of The Fox School’s 2004 Musser Award for Excellence, and M. Moshe Porat, dean of The Fox School, participated in the first book distribution at the Paul Lawrence Dunbar Elementary School on Jan. 27. First row (from left): Ben Cross, Fox School College Council president; Ashley Hall (fifth grade); M. Moshe Porat, Fox School dean; Skyler Baker (seventh grade); Khyrie Simpson (third grade); James Nevels, chairman of the School Reform Commission; Judith Simkins, principal, Dunbar Elementary School; and John DiPaolo, executive director, Temple Partnership Schools. Second row: Kyred Hellams (first grade); Zamyra Brown (first grade); Justin Harris (first grade); Cierra Meekins (fourth grade); and Rupal Patel, Fox School College Council vice president.

IEI announces feasibility plan competition’s winning teams

Photo by Lisa Godfrey

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute announced the winners of its Feasibility Plan Competition at an awards ceremony on Jan. 27 at The Fox School of Business and Management.

The Feasibility Plan Competition is the second of three phases in the IEI’s Business Plan Competition.

The winning teams were: $1,000 first-place prize, Cent$ Able Kid$ (financial education software); $500 second-place prize, TU Notes (transcribed class notes); and $250 third-place prize, International Student Trader (a Web portal for international students).

The keynote speaker was Stan Tuttleman, Philadelphia businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Talking about his own entrepreneurial experience, Tuttleman defined hard work as the essence of business success. He also stressed the importance of giving back to the community.

Now, the final phase, the Business Plan Competition, in which participants compete for up to $25,000 for first place, has begun.

Shown above are (from left) Stan Tuttleman; Yannick Ebibie Nze, Fox B.B.A. ’05 (International Student Trade); Ryan Miller, Fox B.B.A. ’06 (TU Notes); Tamara Forrest, Fox B.B.A. ’05 (International Student Trader); Jessica Dunston, Fox B.B.A. ’05 (International Student Trader; Addia Webb, Fox B.B.A.’06 (TU Notes); Julie Cropp, associate director, IEI; Chris Pavlides, executive director, IEI; Desa Kamze, Fox B.B.A. ’05 (TU Notes); and Phyllis Ludwig, Fox E.M.B.A. ’05 (Cent$ Able Kid$).

- Lisa Meritz

Knitting together young lives

Photo by Natalie Nigito

More than 30 Temple students knit sweaters and hats for preschoolers served through the Temple Jumpstart program on Jan. 31.

Left, Kerole Goines (left), a senior, gets some knitting pointers from graduate student Mary Ellen Carlile.

Jumpstart is a national nonprofit organization that aims to make sure children enter school prepared to succeed. The Temple chapter serves kids in Duckery, Ferguson and Gesu elementary schools.

The group will hold a Read Across America/Dr. Seuss event on March 2 and is looking for guest readers (all readers will need to attend a brief orientation session) and volunteers to help set up the activities. To learn more about Jumpstart, visit www.jstart.org. To volunteer to read or set up at the March 2 event, e-mail Kathryn Ngo at kngo@temple.edu.

Take stock of your health

Dawn Staley, head coach of the women’s basketball team, rang the opening bell on the floor of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange on
Feb. 4.

Staley, a member of the WNBA’s Charlotte Sting and a three-time Olympic gold medal winner, has partnered with the American Heart Association to kick off “Go Red For Women,” a nationwide initiative that encourages women to take charge of their heart health, making it a top priority to live stronger, longer lives.

Philadelphia-area women can take part in local heart health and stroke screenings that will be held throughout February, American Heart Month.

The month culminates in the Go Red for Women Health Fair at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, featuring health screenings and workshops, fitness demonstrations and various health and beauty vendors.

A winning smile

Two photos (including the one here) taken by Temple photography department manager Joseph V. Labolito for Temple Children’s Hospital recently were selected to be part of an exhibit at the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) spring conference in New Orleans next month.

NACHRI member hospitals submitted 250 photos, from which 50 winners were selected for exhibit.

After the conference, the exhibit will be on display on Capitol Hill for two years. Additionally, the exhibit will be available for lease by member hospitals and pictures may also be used in NACHRI’s publications.

Labolito, who has worked at Temple for nine years, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. For more information about the University photography department, visit www.temple.edu/univphotographydept or call 204-4668.