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SLIS Students and Alumni Honored at Annual Recognition Ceremony

September 19, 2016

The Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science held its Annual Recognition Ceremony and reception on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the university’s McGregor Memorial Conference Center.  This ceremony honored the School’s scholarship and award winners, student association officers, and the numerous contributions of the School’s donors, faculty, and supporters. 

2001 SLIS Graduate Ronald E. Wheeler, Jr., currently Director of the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries and associate professor of law and legal research at Boston University School of Law and the current president of AALL, the American Association of Law Libraries, was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.  Frances Moore Runnells Hotchkiss, also an alumna who has served for 37 years as the Youth Services Department Manager at the Brandon Township Public Library in Ortonville, Michigan was honored with the Professional Service Award.  Adam Mosseri received the Patricia B. Knapp Award, given each year to the graduating student who has demonstrated a high level of scholarship and shows promise of success in a career in library and information science. 

A recording of the event is available:

Please see a complete list of scholarship and award winners below:

 Isabel James Bath Endowed Scholarship

Catherine Ash

Rosemary Benedetti Endowed Scholarship

Kelly Boston

Bookstock Scholarship

Emily Thomson

Dean’s Merit Scholarship

Autumn Diaz

Diversity Recruitment Scholarship

Sequoria Lewis
Zandria Robins
Audrey Swartz

Sallie Ellison Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Sheila Garcia

Judith J. Field Scholarship

Drew Damron
Devin Hodgson
Jessica R. Holmes
Mark Suhovecky

Gloria A. Francis Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Michelle David

Graduate Professional Scholarship

Nathaniel Arndts
Kimberly Auger
Emily Blakowski
Maeve Devlin
Laura Doutsas
Mattie Dugan
Amber Farrell
Katharyn Jones
Joyce Krom
Michael Maahs
Karen Magee
Holly Overton
Mark Prindiville
Crystal Thomas
Laura Walsh

Margaret Hayes Grazier Endowed Scholarship

Martha Mason

Paulette E. Groen Endowed Scholarship

Wesleyann Johnson

Miriam T. Larson Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Elena Camp

Library and Information Science General Scholarship

Monica Ponzini
Emily Tobin

Library Workforce Development Scholarship

Christine Rose Allen
Nicholas Badgley
Emily Cummings
Kimberly Feltner
Sheila Garcia
Kathryn McKinney
Lucia Modestino
Kelsey Napier
Brittany Nuland
Holly Osentoski
Chelsea Paige
Damien Rostar
Kaitlin Tang
Jennifer Vander Heide

Margery A. LongScholarship for Archival Administration

Abiola Akinpelu

Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group Scholarship

Crystal Thomas

Joseph J. Mika and Marianne Hartzell-Mika Endowed Scholarship

Kimberly Feltner

Roger S. and Muriel A. Pepper Endowed Scholarship

Emily Reitzel

Edith B. Phillips Endowed Scholarship

Jasmine Moser
Daniel Story

Diane M. Rockall Endowed Scholarship

Jenna Patnott

Clara Lulis Russell Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Margaret-Melissa Lenox

Robert L. Sherwood Endowed Scholarship

Brittany Nuland

Lothar Spang Memorial Scholarship

Katarina Quain
Heather Rochon

Peter and Jane Spyers-Duran Endowed Scholarship

Ryan Tackabury

Student Writing Award, Bibliographic

Visually Impaired Searchers: Information Seeking and Technology

Rochelle La Macchio

Student Writing Award, Narrative

Intellectual Property Audit: Purdue University Libraries

Kylista Geiger
Veronica Johnson
Angela White Badgett

Student Travel Award

Danae Dracht

H.W. Wilson Endowed Scholarship

Amanda Gantchev
Shonee Hightower

Student Organizations in LIS (SOLIS)

Nakenya Lewis, President


Ronald E. Wheeler, Jr.

Director, Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries

Associate Professor, Boston University

School of Law


Adam Mosseri, MLIS , GCAA ‘15


Frances Moore Runnells Hotchkiss

Youth Services Department Manager

Brandon Township Public Library