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Phelps Award Nominations Open

Library's highest honor recognizes supporters

August 27, 2009
Story by Marissa Chavez, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Every fall, the OSU Library recognizes an individual who has significantly gone above and beyond with the Edna Mae Phelps Award.

The award was established in honor of Mrs. Phelps of Seminole, a strong supporter of the OSU Library. While serving on the OSU Board of Regents, she worked to improve the Library's budget and played an active role in organizing the Friends of the OSU Library, serving as its first president.

The award is given every fall at the H. Louise & H.E. "Ed" Cobb Speaker Series presented by the Friends of the OSU Library. This year’s event is Nov. 6 and features Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Nominations for the 2009 award will be accepted through 5 p.m. Oct. 1. Nominees may include OSU Library volunteers, librarians, staff members, alumni, students, faculty, government office holders, fundraisers, interested citizens and members of the Friends of the OSU Library.

Nominations should include the nominator’s name, address and phone number; the nominee’s name, address and phone number; and a narrative supporting the nomination.
Email nominations to lib-pub@okstate.edu or send to
Edna Mae Phelps Award
216 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071

For more information about the Friends of the OSU Library and the Edna Mae Phelps Award, visit www.library.okstate.edu/friends or call (405) 744-7331.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 32,000 students across its five-campus system and nearly 21,000 on its Stillwater campus; with students from all 50 states and about 110 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 200,000 students who have made a lasting impact on Oklahoma and the world. CREATE - INNOVATE - EDUCATE - GO STATE!

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall09/phelpsaward.htm
Last Updated: 10 March 2010