Friends of the Spring Hill College LibraryApril 2012
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Remembering Dr. Charles Boyle
Save the Date
Book Nook Advertising Goes Gold

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It isn't too late to become a member or make a tax deductible gift in honor or memorium to the Friends of the Library.

This year, the IRS will permit you to take qualified deductions through April 17, 2012 for the 2011 tax year. Simply click on the appropriate link listed here or at the bottom of the page. In addition to memberships and monetary gifts, donations of your time and new or gently used books are always welcome at the Book Nook.


Your payments by credit card are always secure.
In Memory and In Honor


The following gifts were recently received by the Friends of the

SHC Library.  



 Mr. Michael J. Behr
    in Memory of
Mrs. Grace L. Whitston


Mr. Michael J. Behr
in Memory of
Mrs. Patricia Kenny


Mr. Jerold J. Pace


Elizabeth LaGrave
 in Memory of
Margaret LaGrave


Mr. and Mrs. F. Joseph
in Memory of
Dr. Charles J. Boyle


Mr. and Mrs. F. Joseph Costello
in Memory of
Robert Zeitz
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baur
in Memory of
Dr. Charles J. Boyle 
We appreciate their thoughtfulness and thank them for their continued support. 





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Two of the award winning advertisements created by Jessie Sumpter for the Burke Memorial Library.  For more information about the artist, and to see the other advertisements, be sure to visit the Web page at:

Addy Award Winners

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To Our Valued Friends of the Library:

We are excited to provide a preview of our new, electronic version of BookendS for all of our friends and patrons.  In this, our inaugural edition, we'd like to share some upcoming dates and items of immediate interest, as well as give you an idea of what's coming in the months ahead!


And, for the latest information, be sure to bookmark the NEW Friends of the Library website and check it frequently.  It is the easiest and quickest way to learn about all the latest happenings on the Hill and in the Nook.


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A Special Remembrance

in Honor of

Dr. Charles J. Boyle 


We are always pleased to welcome our alumni, parents, and other special guests to our annual Homecoming Weekend and this year is no exception.  We hope you will save some time to visit our beautiful facility and attend our special ceremony honoring Dr. Charles Boyle, a much beloved educator, archivist and friend.  We will be dedicating a portrait of Dr. Boyle on Saturday, April 21 in the Barter Room at Burke Library.  We hope to see you then.

For more information about the Homecoming Schedule or Dr. Boyle, simply click on the links below.


Homecoming at Spring Hill College 2012


Dr. Charles J. Boyle


Save the Date!


The Annual Friends of the Library Dinner


May 10, 2012


The Friend's annual dinners have become eagerly anticipated, not-to-be-missed events that bring friends, colleagues, and acquaintances together for a wonderful meal, silent auction and  special entertainment. 


Viva Italia! 




You won't want to miss this year's event, so be sure to mark your calendars and enjoy another unforgettable evening!



Cocktails 6:30 PM

Dinner 7:30 PM

Tickets are just $50 per person

Award Winning Advertisements

Spring Hill College Students Win ADDY Awards


Three Spring Hill College students won two Gold and two Silver awards in this year's annual Mobile Bay American Advertising Federation (AAF) design competition. The Gold winners have the opportunity to move on to district and, ultimately, national awards. Spring Hill College Graphic Design students have been winning student ADDYS since 2005. The contest is judged by three design professionals outside our local area. The students were honored at an awards luncheon on February 16 at Heron Lakes Country Club.

Jessie Sumpter, a Senior from Abita Springs, LA, won a GOLD Addy award in the Newspaper Campaign competition for her series of ads designed for the Spring Hill College Book Nook.  In addition to placements in the Springhillian, the ads also ran in Lagniappe. Click here to see pictures of the award artists and their advertisements.


The American Advertising Federation acts as the "Unifying Voice for Advertising." The AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The AAF has a national network of 200 ad clubs located in ad communities across the country.


We hope you enjoyed this short preview of what we hope is just the first of many future publications.  While we recognize that not everyone is a fan of e-mail or electronic newsletters, they do have have benefits such as the timeliness of the message and the reduced costs of distribution.  We promise not to overwhelm you with messages and hope that you will not only continue to subscribe, but urge your friends to do so as well by simply clicking on the "Join Our Mailing List" button at the left.  If you prefer not to receive electronic updates, you can opt out by choosing "unsubscribe" at the bottom of this page.

We are excited about this opportunity for sharing news and updates and hope you will be as well.

We appreciate your interest and support of the the SHC Library.  Your gifts, your time, and your talents have been an integral part of our past successes and are essential to our success in the future. 

Please feel free to contact us with any comments or concerns.