Mears Fellowship Winner
Release date: July 02, 2007
George Peckham-Rooney '05, has been named a winner of the Io DeGraw Mears Fellowship. This award was established in memory of Io DeGraw Mears, former library staff member, by her family and friends. The fellowship is awarded each year to one or more Goucher graduates who have been accepted to a graduate program in library science.
Here's a brief biography of our latest awardee, in his own words:
"I've spent a good part of the my life in a library, including a large part of my time at Goucher. I grew up in a small Maine college town surrounded by books, and family. My local town library and bookshop was always a place where I felt at home. I shelved books in the elementary school library, high school library, and at the Julia Rogers Library at Goucher. Library school seemed the next logical step. Once I graduate I hope to work in a technical services department at a medium sized library. Information is the life blood of the 21st century, and it should be available to everyone equally. I would love to help make that possible."