Josef Zenicki of Livonia graduated with a business degree and a 3.96 GPA in the fall.
Saturday, March 23
The undergraduate students of University of Michigan-Dearborn's Class of 2012 may have followed different paths to graduation, but few could top the one Josef Zenicki traveled in December. “I don’t worry about obstacles. I always know there are ways around them,” said Josef Zenicki, a recent University of Michigan-Dearborn graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. Zenicki uses a wheelchair and has very limited use of his hands, but maintained a 3.96 GPA, earning him the honor of high distinction and a chancellor’s medallion, which is awarded to only six students each semester. He also earned a dean’s scholarship, the FEI Academic Excellence Award, and the J. Steward Linden Foundation Scholarship. “He is …
The Charara family's success in keeping their disabled loved one at home will be the focus of a special on CBS Saturday.
A Dearborn family will be featured in a special television program this weekend, which will delve into the topic of support for people with developmental, physical and intellectual disabilities. The 30-minute special, Support at Home, will air on CBS Detroit Channel 62 at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. The program is being presented by Community Living Services, a nonprofit organization that provides services to seniors, veterans and people with disabilities within Metro Detroit. At the center of the discussion will be the Charara family—specifically, Rima Charara, who has received support from CLS and is now able to live in her own home. “Our family was very uncomfortable with moving my sister of out a state institution,” said Rima’s sister…