Dean Ronald Larsen is pleased to announce
that the School of Information Sciences will recognize
several students for their academic excellence
and leadership. The School administers
several funds that provide annual scholarships
and gifts of support to exceptional students
in the various degree programs offered at SIS. These
award programs are possible through the gracious
donations of alumni, friends of the School,
Each year, faculty committees review the applications
and nominations for each award program, selecting those
students who best meet the criteria for the specific
award. “It quickly became apparent that
competition for these awards would be intense,” notes
Dean Larsen. “For each award program, there
were many qualified candidates and the awards committees
had a difficult task to select one winner. It’s
a tribute to the quality of our student body that this
was a truly competitive process.”
The Jay Daily Award
The Jay Daily Award is presented annually to a graduate
student who makes an outstanding contribution to either
the MLIS or PhD program in Library and Information
Science. Jay Daily was Professor Emeritus in the Department
of Library and Information Science.
The Anthony Debons Award
The Anthony Debons Award is presented annually to an
undergraduate student for outstanding contributions
to the Bachelor of Science in Information Science program.
Anthony Debons is a professor emeritus in the Department
of Information Science and Telecommunications.
The Fritz Froehlich Award
The Fritz Froehlich Award is presented annually to
a graduate student who makes an outstanding contribution
to the graduate program in telecommunications. Professor
Fritz Froehlich was instrumental in developing the
telecommunications program at SIS.
The Allen Kent Award
The Allen Kent Award is presented annually to a graduate
student who makes an outstanding contribution to the
MSIS program (Master of Science in Information Science).
Allen Kent is a Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus
in the Department of Information Science and Telecommunications.
The Harold Lancour Award for Excellence in
International and Comparative Study in Library and
Hea Lim Rhee
This annual award of $200 from a fund established in
honor of Harold Lancour, founding dean of SIS, recognizes
a SIS student whose achievement in the field of international
and comparative studies is judged outstanding by the
The Robert R. Korfhage Award
This annual award of $500 -- from a fund established
in honor of Robert Korfhage by students, colleagues,
alumni, and friends -- recognizes a student who submits
the best scholarly paper co-authored with a faculty
member. This award is intended to encourage more
student-faculty collaborative research and development
in the information sciences, something Dr. Korfhage
had done so effectively throughout his career.
The Catherine Ofiesh Orner Award
Adam Zagorecki & Mark Voortman
This annual award of $500 established by Dr. Gerald
Orner in memory of his wife, an alumna of the School,
recognizes a SIS student who writes the most original
and innovative paper in the field of information science
as judged by a faculty committee.