Nominate UNCG Alumni for the Kovacs Award!



The LIS Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the Kovacs Award for Outstanding Alumni Achievement. You can read about the award and its expectations below. Nominate someone for exceptional achievement using our handy form!

The Kovacs Award for Outstanding Alumni Achievement is presented annually by the UNCG-LIS Alumni Association to a graduate of the UNCG Department of Library and Information Studies who has made significant contributions to libraries, library users, and Information Studies. The award honors former faculty member Dr. Bea Kovacs and recognizes individuals whose service to community and career achievements reflect those exemplified by Dr. Kovacs. Among these achievements are:

  • Exceptional service to the users of libraries and school media centers
  • Innovative and creative leadership that benefits colleagues, institutions, and professional organizations
  • Scholarly excellence in research and publication
  • Excellence in the education and mentoring of future librarians

The Kovacs Award carries on a tradition which originated with the UNCG-LIS Alumni Association’s Outstanding Alumna / Alumnus Award. The award was officially renamed during ceremonies honoring Dr. Kovacs at the alumni luncheon on April 21, 2007. We will honor the next receipient at our Alumni Luncheon on April 16, 2011.

Previous recipients of the award

  • Carol Stanley
  • Wanda Brown
  • Wilma Bates
  • Frances Bradburn
  • Mary Kit Dunn
  • Judy LeCroy
  • Sue Spencer
  • Lou Sua
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