Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation Announces New Scholarship

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The establishment of a new scholarship honoring long-time DPhiE member and leader, Toby Tamarkin, PhD. was announced today by Educational Foundation Committee President, Donna Von Bruening.

Dr. Tamarkin worked her way through Ohio State and went on to have a successful 33-year career as teacher, professor and administrator while touching the lives of hundreds of students. She also was a leader in language education at the local, state, regional and national level.

Recipients of the new award, to be called “The Toby” will mirror her qualifications; Applicants must be studying for a career in education and, like Dr. Tamarkin, must have a job to help them attain their goal. Graduate students who apply should be involved in at least one organization in their educational field.

The scholarship is endowed by the Tamarkin family in partnership with the Foundation, which provides academic scholarships as well as personal development workshops for the DPhiE sisterhood, both active members and alumni.

“Toby Tamarkin is an embodiment of a core DPhiE philosophy: not just “do” something, but rather to “be” something,” Ms. Von Bruening said. She is a scholar, teacher, leader, wife, mother, gardener, friend, boxing judge and tireless champion and role model for women. We are honored to administer this scholarship in her name and ensure the her legacy will inspire many generations of our sisterhood.”

Dr Tamarkin joined DPhiE in 1955 as a collegiate at Ohio State University. She earned her graduate and doctoral degrees in a double major of Spanish language and Literature with advanced teaching methodologies. Before retirement she was Academic Vice President at Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts.

Dr. Tamarkin resides in Boca Raton, FL, where she has the unusual distinction of being one of the States few women professional boxing judges. She is an active member of our Educational Foundation’s Scholarship Committee.

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