Temple Ambler to host remembrance program one year to the day that a tornado hit campus

On Thursday, September 1st, please join the Temple University community as it remembers and reflects on what has happened at Temple Amber since the tornado one year ago while also recognizing the recovery efforts of so many. Attendees will also learn about the critical restoration work taking place on campus.

This event will include a long-delayed ribbon cutting for the Temple Ambler Field Station Research Array, which was originally scheduled for September 1, 2021. Tours of the campus and Ambler Arboretum will be held following the ceremony. 

The remembrance event is free and open to the Temple University community and the general public. State and local officials will be in attendance and remarks will be delivered by: 

  • Vicki Lewis McGarvey, Vice Provost, University College, Director, Temple University Ambler
  • Ken Lawrence, Vice Chair, Montgomery County Commissioners
  • Todd Stephens, Pennsylvania State Representative, 151st District
  • Maria Collett, Pennsylvania State Senator, District 12
  • Vincent Hughes, Pennsylvania State Senator, District 7
  • Ken Kaiser, Temple University Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Gregory Mandel, Provost, Temple University Senior Vice President and Peter L. Liacouras Professor of Law
  • Kate Wingert-Playdon, Associate Dean and Director of Architecture in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Kathy Salisbury, Director of the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University
  • Amy Freestone, Director of the Temple Ambler Field Station and Associate Professor of Biology
  • Michelle Masucci, Vice President for Research

In the evening on September 1st, Temple Ambler will host “Experience the Healing Power of Gardens” from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Join Ambler Arboretum Director Kathleen Salisbury and certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide Ryan Benz for a guided Nature & Forest Therapy Experience followed by a presentation. 

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