Allan Dela Rosa, an undergraduate business student, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Philadelphia SHRM Merit Award in the Undergraduate Student Category. He was honored at the Philadelphia chapter's monthly breakfast meeting on March 14, where he received a plaque and a stipend of $1,000.
The Temple University chapter of the American Marketing Association received two honors at the 2006 AMA International Collegiate Conference held in Orlando, Fla. In addition to placing second in the "Best Communication of Chapter Activities" category, the Temple chapter received the "Distinguished Chapter of the Year Award," one of the event's most prestigious honors.
Nine members of The Fox School of Business and Management's student-run organization Gamma Iota Sigma recently received Spencer Educational Scholarships for academic excellence: Nicholas Boyer, Ben Faust, Veronica Fontama, Chris Holzinger Kingsboro, Sarah Leszczuk, Leah Major, Joseph Milicia, Aelon Porat and Justin Somers .
Temple University was ranked 14th in the Northeast region by USA Today's Collegiate Readership Program, which encourages students to read newspapers by delivering free copies of The Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today and The New York Times to the campus. Last fall, an average of 867 newspapers were picked up each day from the residence halls. A proposal is under consideration to make papers available in academic settings and public buildings such as the Student Center in the fall. Nationally, Temple has the 39th-largest program out of 410 participating colleges or universities.
WRTI-FM's "Crossover" host Jill Pasternak and production manager Joe Patti received a 2006 Award for Excellence in Broadcasting for the specialty program featuring baritone Thomas Hampson, from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters on May 22.
Literary Gestures: The Aesthetic in Asian American Writing, co-edited by English assistant professor Sue-Im Lee, was named an "essential" academic title by Choice magazine, a publication of the American Library Association. Lee also wrote the introduction to the book, which was published by Temple University Press in 2005. For more information on this honor, visit www.temple.edu/english.