Last Friday, Temple University presented Tina Fey with the Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award. The Emmy award winning actor and comedian talked with students before meeting in Mitten Hall for a luncheon and official ceremony.
Although she didn’t go to Temple, she was born and raised in Philadelphia and credits the city for her unique, dry, and sarcastic humor. Tina Fey’s brother, Peter, and father, Donald, are graduates of Temple University. Her and her brother have since created a scholarship in their father’s name since his passing last year.
It wasn’t just her being honored on Friday, several other alumni were recognized for their amazing accomplishments post graduation. Other nominees included Temple Update alumna Laurie Seidman (SMC ’98), director Michael Grossman (SMC ’81), Solomon Jones (SMC ’97), Rich Lerner (SMC ’83), Rich Levy (SMC ’79), and Rising Star Honoree Chanteé Lans (SMC ’06).