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NEA announces The Susan J. Von Salis Student Meeting and Travel Scholarship

2015-09-01 12:49 PM | Kelli Bogan (Administrator)

The New England Archivists (NEA) Executive Board is pleased to announce a new student meeting and travel scholarship to honor late NEA member Susan J. Von Salis.

NEA is committed to the professional development of its members and recognizes the importance of attending the annual spring meeting to engage with colleagues. To this end, the Executive Board voted to dedicate funds to two permanent scholarships intended to help NEA student members attend the spring meeting. One will provide funds to assist three individual members of NEA in attending the spring meeting, while the second will provide funds for two student members to attend the spring meeting. The latter has been named in honor of Susan J. Von Salis.

The Susan J. Von Salis Student Meeting and Travel Scholarship honors the memory of Susan Von Salis, an active and influential member of New England Archivists from 1989 to 2012. Susan held positions within NEA as Membership Secretary, Representative-at-Large, Chair of the Hale Award Committee, and member of the Outreach Committee and the Task Force on Organizational Efficiency. Von Salis received NEA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2012.  Susan was a graduate of Smith College, received a BA in Religion and Afro-American
Studies and an AM in History/Public History, and held positions at Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library and Harvard Art Museums Archives. Susan was a vocal advocate for NEA’s success, and many archivists in our community count her as a mentor. This scholarship is a fitting way to honor her impact.

More information about this and NEA’s other awards and scholarship may be found here.  Applications for all awards open on December 1st.

Help support the new Susan J. Von Salis Student Meeting and Travel Scholarship with a tax-deductible gift. Your support will help foster and strengthen NEA awards and scholarships, which recognize efforts in advocacy, service, professional development, and collaboration . Donations may be made on the NEA’s donation page. Thank you.

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