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Half-Million Dollar Pledge to SLIS Supports Urban Library Professionals

March 9, 2017

The School of Library and Information Science would like to announce, with immense gratitude, that Wayne State University professor emeritus Robert P. Holley has pledged a half-million dollars to the school and its mission. This gift will expand the Robert P. Holley Endowed Scholarship Fund and establish the Robert P. Holley Endowed Support Fund. The scholarship supports future urban library professionals in their education while the support fund provides funding for SLIS activities centered around the school's mission and vision.

Dr. Holley has been a long-time supporter and advocate for the school, in addition to his role as faculty member. As Dr. Stephen Bajjaly, Associate Dean of the School of Library and Information Science, said, "Throughout his career, Dr. Holley was committed to the School and, especially, to his students. We are extremely pleased and gratified that he has chosen to continue that commitment in perpetuity."

To learn more about Dr. Holley's generous gift, read the full story on the Pivotal Moments webpage.