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 student Luke Tomczuk on graphical treatment displaying his name

Temple University has been a part of Luke Tomczuk’s life ever since he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder as a young child. Now a CLA 2019 student commencement speaker, Tomczuk is an advocate for his fellow classmates with disabilities.

A first-generation college student, Maha Ouni is graduating with honors and will share her story as one of the College of Liberal Arts’ 2019 student commencement speakers. Ouni has some ambitious long-term plans, but there’s something much simpler that’s just as important to her.

History, Political Science

Each semester, the College of Liberal Arts sends students to Washington D.C. where they work in full-time, credited internships in the world of politics or public policy while earning full-time credits as students. Find out what some of their experiences were like in spring 2019.

Criminal Justice, Political Science

photo of alumni Robert Berry presenting to audience

Robert Berry, CLA ’08, was recently awarded the 2019 Temple University Distinguished Alumni Award. In a speech on campus last week, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Officer pleaded with students to do whatever they could to support humanitarian aid for refugees.

Asian Studies, Religion

This week, the College of Liberal Arts honored its 2019 Teaching Awards winners while wishing a fond farewell to this year’s retiring faculty members.

Criminal Justice, English, First Year Writing Program, Religion, Spanish