Contributed by Liz Adams
The Education Committee is pleased to announce Anicka Austin and Michell Gilman as the recipients of the 2019 C. David Jackson Memorial SNCA Student Scholarships. Their awards cover registration and expenses related to attending the 2019 SNCA Conference in Wilmington, NC.
Anicka Austin is a Carolina Academic Library Associate at UNC Chapel Hill. She works as a graduate research assistant in Wilson Special Collections Library, focusing on archiving performing arts and student organizations for the University Archives. She is ecstatic that she can go to a performance almost every week living in the Triangle. Some of her favorites from this academic year were Camille Brown’s INK, Lucas Debargue (piano), and Hilton Als’ Lives of the Performers. She is pursuing a career that would combine social justice archival practices, performing arts, and joyful wandering in beautiful places.
Michell Gilman came to North Carolina from Oregon to pursue her MA degree in anthropology at East Carolina University. After earning her MA degree, she went on to pursue her MLS at ECU, where she is in her final semester. Michell is passionate about cultural heritage preservation, and her career aspirations are focused on public outreach and community archives within a special collections or archives library. Currently, Michell enjoys her work a graduate assistant at ECU’s Joyner Library, where she assists the staff in the special collections, archives, and scholarly communications departments.