PHILADELPHIA (AP/WTXF) -- The first Rhodes Scholar winner from Temple University is among three people with Pennsylvania ties who have received the honor.
Hazim Hardeman, a Philadelphia resident who graduated from Temple in May, and Alan Yang, a Dresher resident who attends Harvard Univesity, were among the 32 American recipients announced Sunday. Also in that group was Christopher D'Urso, a New Jersey resident who attends the University of Pennsylvania.
Our newly minted Rhodes Scholar @hazimhardeman and @TempleUniv President Richard Englert stopped by @FOX29philly this morning. "It's an incredible distinction and I'm honored that I can represent Temple University," Hardeman said.https://t.co/obdGp81Rw7— Klein College (@TUKleincollege) November 21, 2017
All three will pursue post-graduate studies at England's Oxford University.
Hardeman graduated magna cum laude with a concentration in strategic communication. His research interests include critical pedagogy, race and politics and African-American intellectual history.
Yang is a senior majoring in molecular and cellular biology. D'Urso is a senior who will receive a bachelor's degree in international relations and a master's degree in public administration.