Mandy Hawkins awarded 2012-2013 SLIS Information Science Scholarship
Mandy Hawkins, a junior Information Science student, has been awarded the Information Science Scholarship from the School of Library and Information Science for the second year in a row. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate Information Science student with demonstrated academic excellence and a justifiable financial need, as determined by the SLIS Undergraduate Committee.
Hawkins, a native of Clover, S.C., has been on the president's and dean's lists consecutively over the past several semesters. She is involved in the Reformed University Fellowship and loves to read. "One of my earliest memories is of books being read to me. As a child, I fell in love with reading and it became a vital part of my childhood. Since then, my love for literature has grown. This is what fuels my career plan of becoming a librarian," Hawkins said.
A volunteer for her local public library, Hawkins' goal is to work in a capacity that allows her to help students with their research needs. "The information is out there," she says. "You just have to know how to find and access it."
Hawkins plans to finish her undergraduate degree and earn a master's in Library and Information Science. "I look forward to using the skills I've learned from my information science courses. I hope to use these skills in a public library setting, possibly as a web librarian. Receiving the SLIS scholarship allows me to focus on my classes and not worry about tuition. I am honored to receive this award and greatly appreciate it," Hawkins said.