Archive for August, 2010

Aug 30 2010

Building a playground at Kopila Valley Children’s Home

The Emily C. Specchio Foundation is excited to announce a new project and collaboration with BlinkNow, a non-profit organization founded by Maggie Doyne, an alumna of Mendham High School (where Emily also attended school). After high school Maggie traveled extensively and was overwhelmed with the number of orphans growing up in war-torn Nepal. Believing in the power of the individual, Maggie founded BlinkNow and raised the funds to create an orphanage and school for these children in need. Three years ago she built Kopila Valley Children’s Home, where she helps care for over 30 children. This year she directed the construction of a primary school which will provide for the town of Surkhet, Nepal and surrounding communities.

We have decided to partner with Maggie on her next large project – the construction of a playground for the school using recycled materials! More details to come….. stay tuned!

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Aug 30 2010

Establishment of The Emily C. Specchio Academic Excellence Award at Montclair State

Published by admin under Scholarships

The Specchio Family has established and funded the Emily C. Specchio Academic Excellence Award at Montclair State University (MSU). This award will be  given to a graduate student in the American Dietetic Association Dietetic Internship program at Montclair State who demonstrates academic excellence and leadership.

This year’s scholarship was presented to Irina Ogan. Irina has her first bachelor’s degree in Biology from Rutgers University and her second in Dietetics from MSU. She also holds a Masters of Science from UMDNJ. Irina’s past experience includes working as a medical assistant and as an assistant nutrition educator at Beth Israel Medical Center. During her internship, Irina impressed many of her preceptors, one commenting that she was one of the most intelligent, motivated, & professional interns she had worked with, and showed a clear enthusiasm for learning.

Congrats Irina!

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