Congratulations, Class of 2021!

The College of Liberal Arts prepares students to become innovators in all fields, across all industries. Civic-minded and globally conscious, our students and faculty are engaged in the community and care about the world. Home to more than 5,000 students across 27 departments and programs, the college combines rigorous coursework with real-world experience. Our centers and institutes tackle society’s most pressing issues and impart to our students the technological and cultural literacy needed to thrive in the global marketplace. With more than 30,000 alumni residing in Pennsylvania alone, graduates maintain their relationship with Temple as they work to address some of society’s greatest concerns.

Student Spotlights

Discover more about our Class of 2021 graduates.

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Nicholas Carmack

Sociology Major

Once a high school dropout, Carmack exemplifies how there is no single path to success. A Truman Scholarship finalist, Carmack transferred to CLA from Oregon and is passionate about organizing with poor and working people to fight for self-determination.

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Sarah D. Jones

Criminal Justice Major

A 4+1 program student, Jones' graduate research interests include the intersection of criminal justice and contemporary politics through a material analysis with a focus on the law and legislative impact. Jones spent her four years at Temple working for the CST Dean’s Office and was a founding staff member for CST’s Online and Digital Learning Center.

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Martha Fahlgren

Clinical Psychology PhD

Martha Fahlgren won funding for three years of grad school thanks to the National Science Foundation. She received a Presidential Fellowship, was published eight times, interned at two VA hospitals, co-organized the Scholars of Color Conference and is a founding member of Psychology Graduate Students for Inclusivity.

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Motunrayo “Tutu” Olaniyan

Developmental Psychology PhD

Persisting in data collection despite the pandemic, Motunrayo “Tutu” Olaniyan examined relations among racial authenticity and mental health outcomes among Black college students. Tutu spent 10 semesters as a teaching assistant, mentored various undergraduate students and was a faculty-grad student liaison.

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Class of 2021 Graduates

*** summa cum laude
** magna cum laude
* cum laude
+ distinction in major 
++ distinction in double major

PLEASE NOTE: As final action cannot always be taken by the time this program is published, lists of candidates and awards are only tentative. The student’s transcript is the official record of the university.