Temple SMC Renamed Klein College of Media and Communication

BY: KYRA BLOOM

Temple University’s School of Media and Communication was officially renamed Klein College of Media and Communication at a ceremony at the Temple Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, March 29th.

The event honoring Lew Klein for his years of dedication to the media was hosted by Bob Saget, a Temple alum and personal friend of Klein and his wife, Janet.

Other speakers at the event included Klein College’s Dean David Boardman, Temple University President Richard M. Englert, Janet Klein, and multiple other people who have been impacted by Klein’s caring and generosity.

Speakers told short anecdotes, praised Klein and his many accomplishments, while thanking him for all he has done for Temple University and the media in Philadelphia.

Temple student Stephanie Jupiter reflected on the speakers’ speeches.

“Hearing all the guests say good things about Lew Klein made me think he really deserved it,” Jupiter said.  

When Klein made his way to the podium to deliver the ceremony’s closing remarks, he received a lengthy standing ovation.

The event ended with a performance of “I Can Sing a Rainbow,” the closing theme song from the  “Captain Noah and His Magical Ark,” by the Keystone State Boychoir and the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, featuring soloist Bobby Hill. Klein was visibly touched, as was the entire audience at the Temple Performing Arts Center.