The main message in Russell Conwell’s “Acres of Diamonds” speech is that the keys to success are available in one’s own community.
Our annual “Movers & Shakers” issue is proof of this notion, profiling people connected to Temple who are making a difference in their communities, whether it be Philadelphia or beyond.
In our fifth installment of this special issue, our Living section is entirely devoted to telling the stories of these inspiring individuals. Our profiles begin on Page 7, with an article on Kai Davis – a sophomore who is using her voice through the spoken word on YouTube and in the university’s poetry group, Babel.
We also talked to Maria Tieng, a nursing student who has aided a program that provides health instruction to homeless women and children in North Philadelphia shelters.
There’s also the story of Candice Jensen and Owen Schuh, two Tyler alums who fell in love while studying abroad in Rome. Instead of wedding gifts, the couple asked for donations to the TU Rome Scholarship Fund.
Whether it’s during one’s time at Temple or after, we hope to shine light on the difference one can make in his or her own community.