Contributed by Karen Feeney
The Development Committee is delighted to announce that Amanda Winfrey and Angela Heath are recipients of the Michelle Francis Scholarship. The purpose of the Michelle Francis Scholarship is to provide access to professional development opportunities for SNCA members by providing assistance with travel and conference fees.
Amanda Winfrey works as a library circulation assistant at South Piedmont Community College. She is also in charge of the library’s archives and special collections where she has created an archives website and LibGuide to showcase the school’s history in addition to organizing archive materials. Amanda is looking to gain information on stewardship and how to expand their online presence. She has been contacted by community members about the collection and is pleased at the interest shown in preserving the history of the college.
Angela Heath is in her last semester in the MLS program at East Carolina University. She holds a MS degree in Instructional Technology and is teaching two online courses while volunteering at the Mint Museum in Charlotte. She recently accepted a part-time digital archiving position at Johnson C. Smith University where she will bring her expertise to their large collection. She is looking forward attending the conference to learn more about different aspects of the archive profession.