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Adeline and Marvin Wachman stand with this year’s recipients of the Wachman Awards, (from left) Amber Ziminski, Maya Kosok and Amy Rice.
Three undergraduates were honored for their stellar academic performance and leadership in co-curricular activities at the 2004 Adeline and Marvin Wachman Awards luncheon on Oct. 13.
Each year, four students receive scholarships from the Wachman Fund, created by former Temple President Marvin Wachman and his wife.
Receiving the $1,500 scholarships were junior Amy Rice, a legal studies and finance major, sophomore Amber Ziminski, a finance major, and freshman Maya Kosok, a Latin American studies major.
A fourth student, Anne Brier, a senior history major at the Ambler Campus, won the $500 prize for the history major with the highest grade-point average during the 2003-04 school year.
“As a student who puts herself through college, any financial assistance I receive is a great help,” Rice said. “More importantly, winning this award is an honor, for it shows that people have faith in me. This support pushes me even harder to be successful.”
Rice and Ziminski plan to start careers in business after graduation. Rice wants to work as a forensic accountant or litigation consultant. Ziminski hopes to work in investment banking or corporate finance.
“The Wachmans’ generous financial contribution will assist me in funding my undergraduate education at Temple, which is the primary stepping stone for me into corporate America,” Ziminski said. “This award has really motivated me to work even harder to achieve my goals, knowing that I am recognized as a dedicated scholar.”
Because she is a freshman, a group of Admissions and University Honors employees selected Kosok based on the promise she showed as a high-school student in Silver Spring, Md. Kosok has visited Latin America several times to perform community service and hopes to use her degree to assist Latinos in the United States and Latin America.
- By Ted Boscia