Top stories of 2020

While 2020 brought unique challenges, Temple college also celebrated many special moments and milestones during the year. Here are some of the college’s top stories from 2020.

December 28, 2020 | 
Chemistry professor Philip Friedman is back in the classrooms where he started as a student.  

Former student returns to teach chemistry

Ever since he can remember, Philip Friedman wanted to be a chemistry teacher. He got his first taste of college chemistry classes when he attended Temple College as a student in the Texas Bioscience Institute Middle College program. Today, Friedman is back at Temple College teaching students in the same program.

December 3, 2020 | Faculty, Student Success

Thirty-six students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

Thirty-six Temple College students were inducted into the Lambda Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) during the fall 2020 semester.
December 1, 2020 | Student Success
Kaitlyn Martinez  

Family story earns TBI student $1,000 scholarship from LULAC

TBI student Kaitlyn Martinez used her family’s story as the backdrop for her winning presentation in the 2020 LULAC Legacy Scholarship competition.
November 24, 2020 | 

Nursing program receives $119,171 grant for additional simulation equipment

The Temple College Nursing program has received a $119,171 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to purchase additional simulation equipment. The grant was awarded as part of an effort to help offset the impact of COVID-19 on workforce training.
November 2, 2020 | 

TBI program receives $20,000 grant from Temple Health and Bioscience District

Temple College has received a $20,000 grant from the Temple Health and Bioscience District to support students participating in the Texas Bioscience Institute (TBI) Middle College program.
October 30, 2020 | 

Temple College receives grant to help veterans transition into the workforce

Temple College has received a $188,548 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to support a program designed to help veterans transition into the workforce.
October 9, 2020 | 
Lydia Santibañez displays the national award she received from the Association of Community College Trustees.  

Longtime Temple College trustee receives national trustee leadership award

Longtime Temple College Trustee Lydia Santibañez has received a distinguished and very competitive national award  ̶  the 2020 M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award from the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).
October 6, 2020 | 
Theresa Anthony (center) poses with other members of the Temple College PTK chapter after the chapter earned the award for Most Improved Chapter in Texas in 2020. Anthony served as president of the chapter in 2019-2020.  

Honor society membership transforms student’s life

Leadership position in Phi Theta Kappa opens up a world of opportunities for Theresa Anthony – including a full scholarship to Texas A&M University-Central Texas
September 2, 2020 | Student Success

College announces honor lists for summer 2020

Temple College has announced its honor lists for summer 2020.
August 17, 2020 | 
   Nancy Eaton, simulation coordinator for the Nursing program, stands with one of the new Advanced Patient Simulators the program was able to purchase with funding from the JET program.  

College receives grant for nursing simulation equipment

Temple College has received a $115,726 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The grant is being used to purchase simulation equipment for the college’s Nursing program.
August 6, 2020 | 
Max Puls  

Seventeen players earn NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards for 2019-20

Seventeen Temple College players received Academic Student-Athlete Awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for the 2019-2020 academic year.
August 6, 2020 | 
Emma Pope, a 2019 nursing graduate, shared this photo with her friends on Facebook after she learned she had COVID-19.  

Nursing graduate shares experience with coronavirus

COVID-19 is real. And it is serious. That is the message that Emma Pope, a 2019 Temple College nursing graduate, is sharing with anyone who will listen.

July 30, 2020 | 
Julia DeWitt works in the PTK garden on campus.  

Criminal justice major receives PTK scholarship

Temple College student Julia DeWitt is one of 13 students statewide selected to receive 2020 Dr. Mary Hood STAR Scholarships awarded by the Texas Region of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
July 22, 2020 |