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Students Receive Pay Boost Through Library Scholarship

Class of 1942/Willham Scholarship awarded to six employees

October 12, 2011
Story by Emily Nielsen, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Six students received a work scholarship through their employment at the Library. The 2011-2012 recipients of the Class of 1942/Willham Library Scholarship are Anna Davis, Kiara Ealy, Laura Jones, Darron Lamkin, Isabella Valesco and Samuel Valliere.

The scholarship is given in the form of a pay rate increase of $1 per hour. The top two awardees, Lamkin and Davis, also become members of the Friends of the OSU Library Board of Directors for the academic year.

Lamkin said, “I was beyond surprised and relieved to receive the scholarship. With a pay increase, I will not have to work so much at my other job. I can spend more time studying. I am so grateful and appreciative of this financial award, at times it is stressful being the provider for my mother, sister and daughter, but I must continue taking care of my family.”

The scholarship was established in 1992 by the Class of 1942 to honor OAMC President Oliver S. Willham. The award recognizes outstanding student employees of the Library and encourages further excellence from the students of Oklahoma State University.

Candidates for the scholarship completed an official OSU Library scholarship form which was passed on to a selection committee made up of members of the OAMC class of 1942.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange. Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all. As 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 35,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 24,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall11/classof42.htm
Last Updated: 12 October 2011

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