Saxbys Celebrates its Latest Experiential Learning Program at Temple University with Alumni-Filled Grand Opening

By STHM on February 9, 2018


PHILADELPHIA, PA (Feb. 9, 2018) — Home-grown coffee and hospitality company, Saxbys, partnered with Temple University to bring its trailblazing Experiential Learning Program (ELP) to Temple’s Main Campus. Last month, the company introduced a new ELP cafe in Speakman Hall, at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), run exclusively under student management, making Temple the third university in the nation to partner with the program.


The Saxbys café at STHM will commemorate its grand opening with a Pay-As-You-Wish event on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 7 am to 9 pm.


The café will feature a variety of guest baristas including Temple leadership and alumni, and from coaches to business leaders to professors. (Full list below)


During the grand-opening event, guests can enjoy a variety of menu items and pay as they wish. Everything raised during the day will support the Saxbys Fellowship, a scholarship program designed to help Temple students achieve their academic goals. Saxbys will match 100 percent of the total contributions to double the financial impact of the event.


“Our Experiential Learning Program serves as adjunct to the incredible learning experiences students get in the class room by giving them a platform to apply their skills in a real business,” said Nick Bayer, Saxbys Founder and CEO. “We’ve always a had a special connection to Temple. This cafe will serve as a cornerstone for student engagement, collaboration and entrepreneurship.”


“We are proud to partner with Saxbys in bringing a café to Temple University’s Speakman Hall and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management,” said Dr. Jeremy Jordan, Associate Dean at Temple’s STHM. “We’re providing incredible experiential learning opportunities for our students, and those from all of Temple’s 17 schools and colleges. The grand opening event will only further support and reinforce educational growth for students here in Philadelphia.”


The café, located at 1810 N. 13th Street in Speakman Hall, first opened to the public Jan. 17. Learn more about Saxbys and find a cafe near you by visiting


Guest baristas for the Feb. 13 grand-opening event:


10-10:45 a.m. Ofo EzeugwuTemple alumnus, Founder/CEO of Whose Your Landlord
10:30 – 11:15am Malcolm KenyattaTemple alumnus, Candidate for State Representative
11-11:45 a.m. Marcus AllenTemple alumnus, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Independence Region
11-11:30 a.m. Aaron McKieTemple alumnus, Temple men’s basketball assistant coach
11:30a.m.-12:15 p.m. Dr. Sara Goldrick-RabTemple College of Education professor and advocate for college affordability and scholar-activism
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Fran DunphyTemple men’s basketball head coach
12 p.m. Ceremony with Saxbys Founder/CEO Nick Bayer, Temple President Richard M. Englert, STHM Dean M. Moshe Porat, and STHM Associate Dean Jeremy S. Jordan
12:30-1 p.m. Jane ScaccettiTemple Trustee, CEO of Drucker & Scaccetti
1-1:30 p.m. Allan DombTemple alumnus, Philadelphia Councilman-At-Large
2-3 p.m. Quincy HarrisTemple alumnus, Fox 29 reporter
3-3:45 p.m. Justin RosenbergTemple alumnus, Founder/CEO of honeygrow
5-5:45 p.m. Andy Carl and Eliza StasiTemple alumni, President and VP of the STHM Alumni Association



Founded in 2005 by Nick Bayer, Saxbys is more than just coffee (though it is pretty damn good). Each cafe is an uplifting environment filled with friendly faces, delicious drinks and exceptional food to fuel the day’s possibilities. With a core mission to “Make Life Better,” Saxbys brews real change in the communities it serves, while nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit in team members who aspire to be make an impactful difference. Get to know Saxbys by visiting or joining us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.



Temple University, a top-tier public research university, is experiencing incredible momentum that is powered by academic excellence and innovation in college access and affordability. Founded by Russell H. Conwell in 1884, Temple’s official motto — Perseverantia Vincit, or Perseverance Conquers — reflects its community’s drive to make a difference and turn opportunities into accomplishments. Temple is a vital institution in the Philadelphia region and across Pennsylvania, contributing billions toward the commonwealth’s economy each year. Temple’s influence also extends around the globe, with longstanding campuses in Tokyo and Rome; programs in London, Beijing and many other locations; nearly 160 academic cooperations in 48 countries; and more than 317,000 alumni worldwide.



Founded in 1998 and celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University is the Philadelphia region’s largest provider of sport, recreation, tourism, and hospitality management education. Uniquely positioned in Philadelphia, the second-largest city on the East Coast of the United States, STHM affords its students access to more than 16,000 hotel rooms, over 1,000 food establishments, five major sport franchises, more than 80 college athletic programs, and world-class sport venues.

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