Football attendance wins student a semester’s free tuition
Jonathan Dawson (at left), a sophomore international business major, celebrates at the Liacouras Center after earning free tuition for the spring 2007 semester.
Dawson won a contest for the tuition that required attending all four Temple home football games.
More than 700 students attended all the games, and their names — gathered from scans of their OWLcards at the stadium entrance — were entered into a random drawing.
During a timeout at the men’s basketball opener on Monday, Nov. 27, three finalists were brought to mid-court, and, following a drum roll, Dawson was named the winner.
“I felt so lucky to be out there in the first place, and couldn’t believe I was in the top three. I felt like the odds were against me,” Dawson said. “I was surprised, excited and thankful all at the same time.”
Students will also have an opportunity to win free tuition for the fall 2007 semester.
The students who attend the most combined men’s and women’s basketball games will have their names entered in a random drawing, and the winner will be announced at the end of the season.
— Alix Gerz