Twenty-Five years ago, John F. Collins, FASLA, and a dedicated group of faculty built on 75 years of environmental education offered at Temple University Ambler to create prestigious four-year programs in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture that have generated dedicated leaders in every field of the green industry.
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Temple University Ambler's graduates are an exemplary group of diverse students who will soon begin the next chapter in their lives in a wide variety of fields, from community and regional planning and horticulture to finance and landscape architecture. To honor our graduating class, Temple University Ambler is profiling just a few of the shining examples of the class of 2014.
Alain-Stephane Wognin Moulot has lived in more countries than many of us are likely to ever visit. Born in Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, Moulot has a vision of the world that he would like to help come to pass.
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.
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.