LIS recognize Emily Swain and Katherine DeFonzo for the 2021-2022 Student of the Year Award!

Emily Swain and Katherine DeFonzo

Emily Swain and Katherine DeFonzo have achieved excellent academic performance and demonstrated a commendable dedication of service to the Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS), their fellow students and the profession. During their tenure in the program, Emily and Katherine are both recognized for their superior academic standing, dedication to the LIS field and strong leadership potential. swain_professionalphoto.jpg

 "I am beyond honored to accept this award. It has been a pleasure working and learning with everyone during the last two years, and I am very grateful for the opportunities and experiences that the CUA LIS community has provided me. I am happy to have been able to contribute to this supportive and growth-orientated community as a student, leader, and library staff member." Emily Swain
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"I am humbled to have been chosen as one of the recipients of this honor for the 2021-2022 school year. I am grateful to all of the LIS faculty who made the transition to virtual learning during this time so seamless." Katy DeFonzo

 Prior Students of the Year:

  • 2021 -- Hana Beckerle
  • 2020 -- Hannah Jones
  • 2019 -- Babak Zarin and Mary Cate Matta
  • 2018 -- Lauren Hester
  • 2017 -- Nicholas Brown and Emily Wagner
  • 2016 -- J. Jasmine Chmiel
  • 2015 -- Joseph Koivisto
  • 2014 -- Angela Aranas Kent
  • 2013 -- Yemane Halefom Gebre and Ana Elisa de Campos Salles
  • 2012 -- Nicole Clery and Rebecca Renard
  • 2011 -- Michelle Polchow
  • 2010 -- Abbey Gerken
  • 2009 -- Eileen Boswell
  • 2008 -- Nora Rose Daly
  • 2007 -- Mark Brzozowski and Tiffany Smith
  • 2006 -- Lauren Chase
  • 2005 -- Stephanie Salmon
  • 2004 -- Mara McGarry
  • 2003 -- Mari-Jana Phelps
  • 2002 -- Beverly Lammay
  • 2001 -- Brooke Dine
  • 2000 -- Sandra Provenzano
  • 1999 -- Michael Smith
  • 1998 -- Computer Lab: Scott Davidson, Ruth Owopetu & Joan Weeks
  • 1997 -- Mary Kelly and Adam Button
  • 1996 -- Jean Sudlow
  • 1995 -- Vicki Emery
  • 1994 -- Susan Little
  • 1993 -- Connie Stevenson
  • 1992 -- Myrtle Joseph
  • 1991 -- Maureen Bearden
  • 1990 -- Lynn Hale Riggs
  • 1989 -- Lucille Menschel
  • 1988 -- Shari Weaver
  • 1987 -- Janet Rose Zipser
  • 1986 -- Janet Decring Kinzer
  • 1985 -- Mark Weil Paster