From the outset, Jiting Deng, who will graduate this month with a master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning, embraced the Temple experience just as much as Temple has embraced her.
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Matt Smith was the fourth semi-finalist for the Presidential Management Fellows program from Temple’s Community and Regional Planning (CRP) program in four years and the third finalist during the same time frame — an almost unheard of accomplishment among planning programs in the country.
John Lennon famously sang “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Terry Cinque is living proof. In January, Cinque completed a 16-year journey that has culminated in an Associate’s degree in Horticulture.
There is a garden in the Lawncrest section of Philadelphia that didn’t exist two years ago. The 25-plot community garden required buy in from the neighborhood, city officials and a variety of city groups, but with Temple University Landscape Architecture major Thu Ngan Han leading the charge, fresh vegetables will soon by popping up in abundance.
Before Jillian Brainard came to Temple University, she spent a few years with the CIA. In this case, however, her stock in trade was entrees, not espionage. Her career has since taken a 90-degree turn into community planning.
Allison Hanna is the first in her family to attend college right out of high school. On May 15, she will complete her B.S. in Landscape Architecture and will also serve as the student speaker for the School of Environmental Design Graduation Ceremony.
For Denise Snook everything is literally coming up roses. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree in Horticulture at Temple in December, Snook settled into a career as the Horticulturist, Landscape Manager and Rosarian at Wyck, a National Historic Landmark house, garden and farm.
The Department came home with a treasure trove of awards presented by the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
The Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple University has been awarded a $1.235 million grant from the William Penn Foundation to provide oversight, expertise and support for what could potentially be dozens of restoration projects in the suburban portions of five watersheds in the Philadelphia region.
Temple University Ambler EarthFest will be held on Friday, April 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include more than 75 exhibitors sharing new ideas and concepts with more than 7,000 students, teachers, parents and the public.