Lander College in Flatbush Awards First Recipient of Professor Faigie Wiederman-Francis Memorial Scholarship

Date: March 08, 2013
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Approximately 30 people were on hand at the Lander College of Arts and Sciences (LAS) in Flatbush on Sunday to commemorate the first annual award presentation of the Professor Faigie Wiederman-Francis Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Prof. Wiederman-Francis, a speech pathology professor at LAS for 12 years who specialized in working with hearing impaired children, passed away three years ago at the age of 55. Her husband, Dr. Bruce Francis, established the scholarship in her name to support deserving students in the speech pathology program at LAS. “We’re honored to have the ability to perpetuate our mother’s legacy through Touro by awarding this meaningful scholarship,” said Jenny Rokach, Prof. Wiederman’s daughter. Ms. Rokach followed in her mother’s footsteps and is a practicing speech pathologist in Woodmere, NY. Above, Dr. Francis (center) is surrounded by his eight children and 12 grandchildren. Esther Schorr, the first recipient of the award, stands at far left in front of LAS dean and Touro’s vice president for planning and assessment, Robert Goldschmidt.