Temple University Horticulture major Autumn Ayers’ approach to plants might be a little different from many horticulturists. Rather than propagation or cultivation, Ayers is more interested in identification and sussing out the story the plants have to tell about where they are growing, when and how they were planted and how the gardens in which they thrive came into being.
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Angela Davis has been appointed Assistant Dean of Development for University College, which includes the Temple University Ambler, Harrisburg and Center City campuses, Summer and Special Programs, Digital Education, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), the Real Estate Institute and ProRanger Philadelphia.
For Horticulture major Ibrahim Al-Nasser, a member of the Class of 2020, discovering horticulture was a return to a true passion. "It is riveting to be outside, to have your hands in the dirt, your feet in the mud — I lost touch with nature growing up. When I came to Pennsylvania, I strove to get outside and see more natural places, go to more parks, get more involved with tree and see them as living beings; I wanted to care for them," he said.
Landscape Architecture senior Abigail Long isn’t someone who's not willing to get her hands dirty. She’s not one to just wait around for something to come to her either. Rather than diving right in, Long said she took a few classes before joining the Landscape Architecture program, offered at Temple by the Tyler School of Art and Architecture.
Eleven remarkably talented students in the Landscape Painting class of Kati Gegenheimer, Adjunct Faculty in Painting and Associate Director of Academic Enrichment Programs at the Tyler School of Art, visited Temple University Ambler three times during the fall semester. Their goal, according to Gegenheimer, was to paint a specific location on campus as summer gave way to fall and fall gave way to winter.
Like many college students, Lindsay Washington’s journey didn’t start with the goal of getting her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple. She didn’t have to look far for inspiration.
It is important to come together as a campus community with empathy, with a shared commitment to learn, grow, and be part of the change. Temple Ambler has taken up that challenge to both stand up to racial oppression and look inward to identify the ways in which our own practices do not support racial equity.
Nicole Westrick was recently honored with the Alexander Charters Emerging Professional Continuing Educator Award at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s (UPCEA) Mid-Atlantic Region Conference.
Elizabeth Krohn was never meant for an indoor profession. The Class of 2020 graduate, who is completing her Master of Landscape Architecture degree, was meant to for the outdoors, positively impacting environments and uplifting underserved communities.
During the month of November, cadets in Temple’s Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP), located at the Ambler Campus, forswore their razors to show support for cancer patients bravely undertaking chemotherapy treatments.