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Furman University Libraries are proud to announce the 2017 recipients of the Ethel Carlisle Southern Scholarship for Library Science.

Established in 1985, the Ethel Carlisle Southern Librarian Scholarship is named for the wife of Furman Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, J. Albert Southern. It was established by Professor Southern and their children, Janet Huskey and John Southern.

Mrs. Southern received her B.A. degree from Greenville Woman’s College in 1927 and an M.S. in Library Science from Pratt School of Library Science in New York. She worked at a number of libraries including the New York Public Library, Samford University, Greenville Woman’s College and Furman. She also served as an elementary school librarian for the Greenville County School District.

The scholarship award is given annually to Furman rising or graduating seniors who anticipate becoming a librarian or Furman graduates who have been accepted into an American Library Association accredited graduate program.

  Sara DeSantis – Class of 2017, Major: Philosophy and Political Science; interned at the JBD Library in Summer 2016; has worked at the JBD Library reference desk since fall, 2016; member of LSAG, Library Committee, and Coffee Concept Committee

  Laura Paige Penkert – Class of 2017, Major: Health Sciences, Minor: Medicine, Health, and Culture; member of the LSAG

  Caitlin Russell – Class of 2015, Major: Communication Studies and Religion, Minor: Ancient Greek and Roman Studies; worked for three years as a Circulation student assistant

  Leslie Yarborough – Class of 2012, Major: German; currently working at USC’s McKissick Museum

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