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2 WKU students receive undergraduate library research awards

WKU students Benjamin Paul Watson of Frankfort and Hannah Garrett of Henderson were recognized in a ceremony at Cravens Library on May 5. WKU Libraries and WKU University Experience faculty offer the awards in an effort to recognize the important role of good undergraduate research in college academic success.

Benjamin Paul Watson (above left) and Hannah Garrett (above right) received undergraduate library research awards from Sara McCaslin, University Experience Coordinator.

Benjamin Paul Watson (above left) and Hannah Garrett (above right) received undergraduate library research awards from Sara McCaslin, University Experience Coordinator.

“We look forward to honoring students for these research awards each semester,” said Sara McCaslin, University Experience Coordinator. “It’s a pleasure to spotlight students who have shown exceptional information literacy and research skills through their class projects. This critical skills set will aid them throughout their college careers as well as in life.”

Watson is finishing his first year at WKU, majoring in Computer Information Technology. He received his award for his annotated resource list. His instructor was Jim Fulkerson from the Bowling Green main campus University Experience class.

“I’m very honored to receive this award and I’m grateful for the opportunity to develop the research skills that I’ll need throughout my college career,” Watson said.

Garrett, a first-year student, received her award for the best career essay titled “Nursing.” Her instructor was Anne Heintzman from the South Campus University Experience class. Upon receiving her award, Garrett was very thankful and said, “…it has motivated me to get through the last few weeks of school.”

Students received a monetary gift along with a plaque honoring their achievements. The winning documents, along with those of past recipients, are posted on TopSCHOLAR–WKU’s research and creative database—at digitalcommons.wku.edu/ueul_award/. For information, contact Nancy Richey, chair of awards committee, at (270) 745-6092.

Contact: Jennifer Wilson, jennifer.wilson@wku.edu

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