SLIS Awards $36,000 in Scholarships
The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Kent State University has awarded a total of $36,000 in scholarships to 22 students in its Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) and Master of Science in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) degree programs.
Scholarship recipients were notified about the awards in late December. They will be recognized at the School’s annual Celebration of Alumni and Student Success, scheduled for April 1, 2015, at the School’s Columbus location in the State Library of Ohio and April 21, 2015, at Kent State University.
Following is a list of the scholarship winners and the criteria for each award:
Adriana Jenkins of Key Largo, Fla., received the $1,000 Alumni and Friends Council Endowed Minority Scholarship, which is awarded to students based on capacity to achieve academic and professional goals and potential for leadership on campus or in the community.
Rebecca L. Beatty of Cincinnati, Ohio, Julaine Clunis of Mandeville, Jamaica, and Danielle Zenira Maynard of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, each received a $1,500 H.W. Wilson Scholarship, which is awarded to students based on prior academic performance and accomplishments.
Jennifer Staley of Avon, Ohio, and Victoria Klein of Akron, Ohio, each received a $5,000 Health Informatics Leadership Scholarship, which is intended to support students who have demonstrated outstanding health informatics leadership potential.
Lori Klasing Suffield of Cincinnati, Ohio, received the $1,000 J. Allen Oakum Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to students based on prior academic performance and accomplishments, financial need and demonstrated leadership.
Nathan Summers of Fowler, Ohio, received the $1,000 James E. Cook Scholarship in Young Adult Librarianship, which is awarded to a student with a minimum undergraduate GPA of a 3.0 who demonstrates a strong desire to specialize in teen librarianship, a strong interest in young adult literature and a passion for telling others about what he or she has read.
Donald S. Pearson, Jr., of Dublin, Ohio, received the $1,000 Jesse H. Shera Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to a student who has maintained an excellent academic record and demonstrates potential for future scholarly research and publication.
Allison Holbook of North East, Md., and Zachary Lewis of Portsmouth, Ohio, each received a $2,500 Marian Porter Huffman Scholarship, which is awarded based on prior academic performance and financial need, to students with the capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, motivation to achieve these goals, initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress and potential for leadership on campus and in the community.
Madeleine Fix and Emily Castle, both of Columbus, Ohio, each received a $1,000 Mary T. Kim Endowed Scholarship, which is awarded to students studying to become a library manager and/or researcher in library and information science.
Alan Keep of Dorset, Ohio, received the $2,000 Petta and Ron Khouw Scholarship, which is awarded to the student who best demonstrates an interest in reference librarianship or academic reference services.
Sarah Reef of Mansfield, Ohio, received the $1,000 Priscilla Drach Children’s Librarianship Scholarship, which is awarded to the student who best demonstrates creativity, leadership and dedication to children’s librarianship through outstanding academic achievement.
Anne Trenholme of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Angela O’Neal of Hilliard, Ohio, each received a $1,000 Rose Vormelker Scholarship, which is awarded to students who, in the judgment of the faculty, show the most promise in the field of special librarianship.
Allison Erlinger of Columbus, Ohio, received the $1,500 Rowfant Club Annual Scholarship, which is intended to support students who are studying the bibliographic arts and who embrace the love of books and the preservation of the written word.
Four students each received a $1,000 Vanita Scholars Youth Services Scholarship, which is awarded to students who best demonstrate a program of study in children’s, young adult or school librarianship, good academic standing and an interest in working with children and/or young adults who face cultural, personal and/or environmental challenges in today’s society. The recipients are Jennifer Hemphill of Boardman, Ohio; Margaret Hull of South Euclid, Ohio; Dani L. Gustavich of Canton, Ohio; and Psyche Zoamary Castro of Athens, Ohio.
The fall season is upon us and the crispness in the air is lending to a “can do” spirit here at the iSchool. Fall brings a time of reflection as we take stock of all that was accomplished over the spring and summer term as we enter the remaining term of 2023.
Michael Bice served as a senior executive of academic medical centers and large healthcare systems for over 25 years. In 2008, when he was tapped by Kent State University's Provost, Robert Frank, to create a healthcare master's degree for the university, there were only three health informatics programs in the United States. Kent State's made it four.
Claudia Lillibridge’s extensive career of over 20 years in health informatics has allowed her to be exposed to numerous changes throughout the field. In her role as Senior Project Manager at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Lillibridge is using innovative technology to enhance physician-patient communication.