SLIS Commencement Awards 2016

May 16, 2016

Stacy Collins Award

Graduating students are recognized for their academic and creative excellence.

The Faculty of the School of Library and Information Science celebrate the following outstanding graduating students for their accomplishments during their course of study. 

Erin Boyle is the 2016 recipient of the Estelle Jussim Award for the Visual Arts. The Estelle Jussim Award is given each year to a graduating SLIS student who has demonstrated great promise in the visual arts. It honors Dr. Estelle Jussim, a SLIS faculty member who was a distinguished photographic historian and scholar.

Anastasia Collins is the recipient of the 2016 Children's Literature Department Chair's Recognition. This award celebrates a graduating student’s academic achievement and professional engagement in children's and young adult literature.

Daniela Escobar Monroy is the recipient of the Writing for Children or Young Adults Award, which honors a graduate student with strong academic performance and outstanding creative work for children and/or young adults. This is a new Children's literature award.

Jesse Moskowitz is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Information Science Student Award. The Simmons Student Chapter of the Association for Information Science & Technology awards an annual prize for service to the chapter and academic achievement in information science.

Anna Boutin receives the 2016 Kenneth R. Shaffer Outstanding Student Award. The award is given each year to a student whom the faculty has identified as outstanding and possessing great leadership potential. It honors Dr. Shaffer who served as director of the School for almost thirty years. Anna's name will be inscribed on the Shaffer plague that hangs in the James M. Matarazzo Student Lounge. 

Jennifer Chaput receives the 2016 SLIS Western Campus Leadership Award. The SLIS faculty and administration honor an outstanding student in the SLIS West program who best exemplifies the leadership values of academic excellence, community building, service, and commitment to the success of other students in the program.

Sarah Bickel is the recipient of the 2016 Daniel Fleming Award for the Outstanding School Library Teacher Student. This annual award is given in memory of the dedication, commitment to student learning and teaching excellence that Daniel Fleming’s career as professor, school library teacher, and school administrator exemplified. It is awarded to a Simmons graduate student enrolled in the School Library Teacher Program who has demonstrated academic excellence, outstanding achievement in the school library teacher practicum experiences, leadership, and service—all qualities associated with its beloved and highly esteemed dedicatee, Daniel Fleming.

Photo: Director of the Children’s Literature Program Cathryn Mercier, Stacy Collins, Dean Eileen Abels. Photo by Alisa Libby.

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