Dealing with family issues and an 80-hour workweek put Shane Flanagan on the verge of failing out of school. But after a two-year leave of absence, he came back stronger than ever, got his degree and continued on to law school.

The recently established Sharyn R. and Eric S. Schlesinger Pathways to Professions Scholarship will give one Psychology or other social sciences student each summer a $2,000 stipend to undertake what would otherwise be an unpaid internship.

Ronnyjane Goldsmith, CLA ‘68, ‘70, ‘81, struggled to afford the necessities as a Temple University undergraduate. Today, her 57 Cent Fund is helping students avoid those struggles, while her SIG Scholarship assists students facing another shared struggle with her.

When the CLA Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020 (finally) prepare to walk across the stage in their regalia during Commencement, they’ll be treated to a performance by English and Classics double major David Jones. Here, Jones shares the message behind his Commencement poem.