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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.
It wasn’t so very long ago that Dr. Kimberly Cooney was in the same position as the students she is dedicated to guiding in her new role as Manager of Student Success and Retention at Temple University Ambler. “I had to answer the same questions when I was an undergraduate at Temple. What is the right major for me? What profession? How do I achieve my goals,” said Cooney, who graduated with a degree in Psychology from Temple in 2006. “Each student has different needs, particularly when they are starting out; it can be a very complicated process. My goal is to help them determine how they got here and where they want to go.” As Manager of Student Success and Retention, a new position at the Ambler Campus, Cooney will work with the Office of Academic and Student Services to provide direct student services to all current and prospective transfer students at Temple Ambler from initial recruitment through graduation.
Temple Owl Brooke Harkins didn’t have to go far to get far. She found her calling right at her alma mater. A newly minted alumnus who graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Communication Studies, Harkins has been appointed Development Associate at Temple University Ambler. In her new role, she will provide essential support for the Ambler Campus Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University and the Ambler Campus Office of the Executive Director.
The Freshman Year Experience at Ambler allows students to choose from one of several Temple programs and complete their first year at the Ambler Campus