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Temple alumnus Austin Frazier moderates a panel of fellow alumni discussing “Inspiration Temple Made: Celebrating Courage, Compassion and Community”, a presentation and celebration of the many ways in which Temple graduates are making a positive impact in the world. The alumni speakers include Sergeant John Quiceno (FOX ‘12), Dr. Matthew Hurford (MD ’02), and Patience Lehrman (EDU ’01, EDU ’04, FOX ’11).
Jan Schaffer is the former Business Editor and a Pulitzer Prize winner for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she spent 22 years as an editor and reporter. Currently she is the Executive Director of the Pew Center for Civic Journalism, an incubator for journalism experiments that, over the last 10 years, has created and refined new ways of reporting the news to help better engage people in public life. The Center, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, works with print and broadcast journalists to build news models that give ordinary people a voice in coverage of their communities and help them identify problems, deliberate solutions and become active civic participants.
Melisa started her cooking show at age 11, and since her debut has made over 50 episodes. She has gained national exposure as she was a winner of the “Meet Chef Jon Ashton” contest at age 12, where the internationally acclaimed chef came to her home and interviewed Melisa, and she was able to serve up one of his favorite dishes for him. At age 14 she was featured in an article in The Boston Globe, where a Globe reporter and photographer had done a two page article about her cooking show. This led to a call from The Rachael Ray Show, where she was invited to be a featured guest on the show and was interviewed by Rachael Ray.