Message from the CST Alumni Board President:
It’s been 30 years since I graduated. Then, Temple was a place for hardworking students looking for cost-effective education. Campus life was…sparse. Five years ago, Alumni Board past presidents Jim Guare and Paul Curcillo invited me back to campus. I saw a different university. New buildings were rising. Accomplished research faculty and talented students doing remarkable work were everywhere.
Throughout my career, I have hired Temple graduates because of their strong work ethic and creativity. When I joined the Alumni Board, I made sure the companies I work with knew about our outstanding students.
CST’s Owl to Owl Mentor Program is another way alumni can help prepare today’s students for a competitive job market. The program matches the experience of alumni mentors with the career goals of students, whether its biomedical research or cloud computing. I am proud of our mentors who have made Owl to Owl a mentorship model for other Temple schools and colleges.
Last year, we had the highest number of mentors ever but we could not accommodate all students who applied. Being a mentor is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done as a Temple alumnus. I want more alumni to experience helping a student set goals and achieve success.
One thing that never changes about CST graduates is their willingness to give back to Temple and to help the next generation of Owls succeed. I am thrilled to work with many outstanding new and returning members (listed on page 31) of the CST Alumni Board. I invite you to learn more about the Owl to Owl Mentor Program at cst.temple.edu/owl2owl.
Sina Adibi (BA ’84, CIS; FOX ’86)
I want to hear your ideas. How can the Alumni Board help graduates build a professional network, stay connected to CST and support today’s students and faculty? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.