College News

This is our life’s work—and we’re working to share our life’s next chapter with you. Temple College of Liberal Arts students, alumni and faculty are forging new paths every day in dozens of exciting disciplines, and we want you to know about them! Read about their discoveries, accomplishments and events here and please contact us if you have a story you think we should tell. From Africology to Criminal Justice, from Psychology to Spanish, the College teaches its students how to see the world from new perspectives and make a meaningful impact in their chosen field. Follow their adventures here and see where their journeys lead them next.

Photo of Hannah Simko in medical attire

Hannah Simko, CLA ’14, uses the skills she learned as a Neuroscience major to help patients recovering from strokes, brain injuries and other debilitating diagnoses. These days, the occupational therapist is during her work covered in personal protective equipment so she can provide patients with the physical contact they need.


Julia Wolanski, CST ’16 and CLA ’17, joined the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in March as a geospatial research associate and is spending her days researching the spread of COVID-19 throughout the city.

Environmental Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Geography and Urban Studies

photo of alumni Victoria and Jon holding hands in front of a concrete wall

Vicki Cram, CLA ’19, and Jon Hood, CLA ’11, who work for a hospital and an elected official’s office, respectively, share their stories about how they’re helping everyday Pennsylvanians and frontline health care providers to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

History, Political Science, Public Policy

Paul Hodges, CLA ’13, and Chris Clark, CST ’12, run a business and a solar panel nonprofit together. Recognizing the importance of studying abroad to their development and success, the friends and business partners have started an award for entrepreneurially minded CLA students interested in studying abroad themselves.

History, Political Science

Photo of student Nick Carmack

As a high school dropout, Senior Sociology major Nicholas Carmack’s future was once uncertain. But, as a College of Liberal Arts student, he found his calling to effect societal change as an educator.