The student of the year award for the 2020-2021 Academic Year is awarded to Hana Beckerle.

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Hana Beckerle has achieved excellent academic performance and demonstrated a commendable dedication of service to the Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS), her fellow students and the profession. During her tenure as a DLIS student, Hana held a Graduate Library Preprofessional (GLP) Scholarship position at Mullen Library supporting management of electronic resources and collections. She also worked as a library volunteer at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America providing cataloging and shelving support and as a circulation desk attendant at the CatholicU Columbus School of Law Library. Hana served as CatholicU’s Graduate Students Association (GSA) Alternate representing LIS students at GSA meetings. She served as one of the Student Ambassadors for the Department to talk to prospective students about the program from the student perspective. She was also nominated by faculty to receive the Department’s Academic Excellence Award in spring 2021 for her superior academic standing, dedication to the LIS field and strong leadership potential. 

 Prior Students of the Year:

  • 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