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Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW

School of Social Work
Class of 1991

Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW has been awarded the Silver Nautilus Award ("Better Books for a Better World") for her most recent book: Wisdom, Attachment and Love in Trauma Therapy: Beyond Evidence-Based Practice (Routledge, 2018). She continues to practice and write in Portland, Oregon. Susan will be presenting a workshop at the Council in Social Work Leadership Conference in Denver this October, 2019. You can find her at www.suepeasebanitt.com. She would love to hear from you!

Posted on September 18, 2019 in Awards and Recognition

Beth McIntyre

School of Library and Information Sciences
Class of 2007

Beth McIntyre was awarded the ALA's and ALSC's 2019 Bechtel Fellowship: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/profawards/bechtel/bechtelcurrentwinner.

Posted on September 18, 2019 in Awards and Recognition, Career Milestones

Reham Isa Alshaheen

School of Library and Information Sciences
Class of 2018

Reham's dissertation is listed as one of the "Notable Dissertations 2019" by American Libraries! https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2019/06/03/notable-dissertations-2019/. Reham is a graduate of the PhD program.

Posted on September 18, 2019 in Awards and Recognition

Jill Heineck

Undergraduate
Class of 1993

Jill Cohen Heineck, '93, has been nominated as a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2019 Woman of Year - Atlanta, GA campaign, a tremendous honor. Candidates across the country compete in honor of a local boy or girl who is a blood cancer survivor, to raise the most funds for blood cancer research. Heineck, an Associate Broker and founder of Heineck & Company, an affiliate of Keller Williams Realty International, is one of an elite group of community and business leaders who will compete for the titles of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year. The most important reason candidates participate is to find cures for blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to lifesaving treatments. In addition to being a two-time cancer survivor herself, Heineck’s childhood best friend was diagnosed with leukemia just days after college graduation, fighting hard for four years, ultimately losing her battle. During her own battle, Heineck’s father in law was also fighting non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, shaving their heads and completing chemo treatments together. Heineck first became involved with LLS via the Team in Training running program in 2011 and has raised over $20,000 across several races. As a candidate, Heineck will raise funds for a world without blood cancers during a ten-week period from March 28, 2019 through June 8, 2019. Every dollar she raises will count as one “vote” in her favor. The male and female candidates with the most “votes” will be awarded the titles Man & Woman of the Year at a Grand Finale on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at InterContinental Buckhead. The local winners are then entered into the competition for National Man & Woman of the Year titles. There are many ways you can support Jill Heineck in her quest for a world without blood cancers. Reach out to Jill at jill@heineckandcompany.com to see how you or your company can support her campaign. #

Posted on May 22, 2019 in Awards and Recognition

Edward T. Hart

School of Library and Information Sciences
Class of 2002

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) today announces Edward T. Hart, assistant dean for the law library and assistant professor of law at the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, is the 2018 recipient of AALL’s Volunteer Service Award. https://www.aallnet.org/news/aall-news-release-aall-recognized-edward-t-hart-as-associations-2018-volunteer-service-award-recipient/

Posted on January 29, 2019 in Awards and Recognition

Martha Boksenbaum

Graduate
Class of 2014

The Cranston Public Library is excited to announce that Martha Boksenbaum has been named Youth Services Librarian at the Auburn branch. Martha is originally from Barrington, RI but has worked as an Youth Service Librarian since 2014 at the Chelsea Public Library in Chelsea, MA. Martha graduated with her Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in 2014. In her new role with the Cranston Public Library, Martha will design and conduct programming for children and teens and be responsible for building the children and teen collections at the Auburn branch. The Auburn branch is located at 396 Pontiac Avenue.

Posted on November 6, 2018 in Awards and Recognition