Founder’s Dinner recognizes distinguished employees, alumni
Photo by Richard Weaver Photography
On Saturday, April 2, the General Alumni Association recognized five Temple employees and alumni for their accomplishments and contributions at the annual Founder’s Dinner.
(From left) Howard J. Palamarchuk, director of sports medicine and assistant professor in the department of podiatric orthopedics at the School of Podiatric Medicine, was awarded the Stauffer Faculty Award; women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley received the Russell H. Conwell Award; Roslyn S. and Frank T. Romanoski, both Temple graduates, were awarded the F. Eugene Dixon Jr. Inspiration Award; President David Adamany attended and congratulated the awardees; and Donald W. Ewart, an alumnus and current chair of the Board of Visitors of the Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance, received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
In addition, the silver (’80) and gold (’55) anniversary classes were recognized, and 17 Certificate of Honor Awards were presented on behalf of Temple’s schools and colleges. (For a complete list of awardees, visit www.temple.edu/temple_times/3-17-05/foundersdinner.html.)
Paying the ‘Price’
|Photo courtesy Doug Mazzocco
Academe is rife with talk about legacies — generations of families that have graduated from the same institution.
Temple sophomore Doug Mazzocco is now part of a different kind of legacy: He and his mother have both lost in the late stages of a televised game show.
Mazzocco and two friends traveled to California during spring break and, by 4:15 one morning, were already 88 people deep in a line to get on “The Price is Right.” But the Honors sport and recreation management major wowed producers when he told them, “I’m not sure if I want to be the next Jerry Maguire, but I do want Bob Barker to show me the money.”
Wearing a Temple rugby T-shirt, Mazzocco placed the winning bid on a $1,000 watch and made it as far as the “showcase showdown,” the game’s final contest. The episode aired on April 1.
Mazzocco, founder of a sport and recreation management professional association at Temple, has no plans to desert his career for a life as a game show contestant. “I’m tied with my mom now. We both lost at the very end,” he said. “I think I’ll retire on that note.”
‘From Temple to Hollywood: The Life of a Screenwriter’
Students last week heard an upfront, insider’s view of working in Hollywood from writer, director, producer and Temple alumnus Mark Rosenthal.
Rosenthal, whose film credits include Mighty Joe Young (1998), Planet of the Apes (2001), The In Crowd (1988), Sometimes They Come Back and Mona Lisa Smile, shared with students his thoughts on the ups and downs of success, the hard realities of choosing projects, and the lifecycle of a screenplay once it enters the studio.
Rosenthal’s visit was sponsored by Hillel at Temple University and the film and media arts department.