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Benton Bio: Viktor Mak ’15

By bentonscholars on April 4, 2013
Viktor Mak '15 in Uganda

Viktor Mak ’15 traveled to Uganda with the Benton Scholars program.

Originally from Hungary, Viktor Mak ’15 has lived in the United States since 2000. He graduated high school in Fort Myers, Florida before coming to Colgate. Viktor is majoring in global studies, a major traditionally not offered at Colgate, but inspired by the Benton Scholar Program. He is also minoring in Philosophy.

While on campus, and in addition to his involvement with the Benton Scholars, Viktor participates in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, serves on the executive board of the Student Government, volunteers for the Hamilton Mayor’s Office, founded The Open Society. He also serves as the Google Student Ambassador to Colgate.

After his freshman year of college, Viktor traveled to Uganda with the Benton scholar program where he began a philanthropy photo project. Viktor captured the images of over two hundred children, printed hard copies of the pictures, and then distributed them to the photo subjects. For some, it was the first picture of themselves they had ever seen. He spent the rest of the summer in Guatemala working for a Mayan weaving cooperative and in Budapest, Hungary interning at the Central European University.

Viktor plans to study abroad in Latin America in the Spring of 2014.

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