Memorial scholarship honors alumna Beth Stanton

Stanton has a short, bob haircut and a kind smile. She is wearing a red blouse and is pictured in front of a blue backdrop.
School of Information Sciences alumna Beth Lynn Stanton

Wayne State University's School of Information Sciences is pleased to announce the establishment of the Beth Stanton Memorial Scholarship, in remembrance of alumna, Beth Lynn Stanton, who passed away in August 2022. This annual scholarship has been made possible through a generous bequest gift from her estate.  

Stanton's academic journey led her to Wayne State, where she earned a master’s in library science in 1980. She enjoyed a career working as a research librarian for both Comerica Bank in Detroit and Sanford Brown College in Dearborn, Michigan.  

Stanton had a passion for reading, musicals and her role as the family historian. She was an active member of her community, making significant contributions as part of the Exchange Club of Trenton, where she earned recognition for her leadership. She also served her church, Allen Park Presbyterian, and was the proud “guardian” of her beloved cats Dewey, Cutter and Meauhisaphant (Meau). 

The scholarship will benefit students in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) and Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) programs at the School of Information Sciences. It is a testament to her commitment to the field and will support aspiring information professionals, with a preference for those interested in information careers in business settings or libraries focusing on business information. 

Gifts that support SIS student scholarships and programs can be made online or by phone at 313-577-2263. For questions, please contact Jim Dauer at   

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