Contributed by Stephanie Bennett
The Education Committee is pleased to announce Caitlin Rivas as the recipient of the 2019 Gene J. Williams Award. The awards includes a $250 prize and publication in the Journal of Society of North Carolina Archivists, as well as a one-year SNCA membership and free attendance to the following year's annual conference.
Caitlin graduated in May from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she concentrated in Archives and Records Management. During her time at UNC-SILS, Caitlin worked as a research assistant in the North Carolina Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library, as well as internships for the National Park Service in Everglades National Park and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. These experiences have forged a deep interest in the portrayal of public history, particularly as it applies to current issues including the nationwide Confederate monument debate. Caitlin will be presenting her research at this summer's 2019 ARCHIVES*RECORDS joint annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists and the Council of State Archivists in Austin, Texas.
Thanks to all applicants!