Friends of the Spring Hill College LibraryJune 2012
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Remembering Dr. Charles Boyle
Undergraduate Research Symposium Winners
New Feature! From the Archives

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Now is the perfect time to make a tax deductible gift or become a member of the Friends of the Spring Hill Library. 


Avoid the rush

 and make your qualified tax deductions for 2012 now! Simply click on the appropriate link listed below or the tab at the top of the page.

You can feel confident knowing that all credit card payments are secure and confidential.  


In addition to memberships and monetary gifts, donations of your time and new or gently used books are always welcome at the Book Nook.





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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To Our Valued Friends of the Library:


It is summertime in Alabama, school is out and the beach is beckoning!  We would like to take this opportunity to extend our congratulations to the Spring Hill College Class of 2012.  Their achievements are noteworthy and we wish them every success in their future endeavors.


We would like to offer a special thank you to three library work study students who graduated this semester:  Seirra Collins-Hampton (Circulation), Hannah Zimmerman (Archives), and Charles Gomes (Help Desk).  They will be missed.


We hope that all of our new graduates will take advantage of the many alumni activities at Spring Hill and we encourage them to become active members of the Friends of the Library.  A new membership is a great graduation gift for oneself or a thoughtful remembrance for someone special.


Our New Web Site


And, don't forget 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

Burke Portrait 2

The artist, Ms. Stephanie Morris (at left), with Dr. Boyle's wife, Mrs. Roberta Boyle, and Dr. John Hafner, FOL President, at the dedication ceremony. 


It is always a pleasure to welcome our alumni, parents, and other special guests to the campus and this year's Homecoming was a very special occasion as we honored the memory of Dr. Charles Boyle, beloved educator, archivist and friend, with a specially commissioned portrait.  Dr. Boyle's family and friends were on hand for the unveiling on April 21, 2012 in the Barter Room at Burke Library.


Next time you are in the library, we hope you will visit the archives for a personal viewing.


For more information about Dr. Boyle, simply click the link below.



Dr. Charles J. Boyle

The Annual Friends of the Library Dinner


Viva Italia! 


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...and this year's Italian theme gathering was no exception.


Nearly 80 Friends of the Library enjoyed fine Italian dining and music while generating  $1,000 for the library during the silent auction.



The dinner was planned and hosted by Ms. Merv White-Spunner, former FOL president, who worked tirelessly on our behalf.  We appreciate her efforts and service and welcome Dr. John Hafner as our incoming president.

Announcing Winners of the Spring Hill College Undergraduate Research Symposium (SHCURS)


The Friends of the Library were pleased to sponsor two Charles Boyle Research Awards for student projects of exceptional quality. The Special Collections award is designated for research that demonstrates substantive utilization of the Burke Memorial Library's special collections including Archives and federal depository materials and  the Print & Digital Collections Prize is awarded for research that demonstrates substantive utilization of the Burke Memorial Library's print or digital collections.


Congratulations to the Charles Boyle Undergraduate Research Award Recipient:

Megan Zeringue


In addition to the Charles Boyle Friends of the Library Awards, there were also two Excellence in Presentation awards.


Excellence in Presentation Award Recipients:

Caitlin Murphy and Victoria Gonzalez


Excellence in Presentation Award

Honorable Mentions:

Catharina Palmer and Caroline Wilson


The SHCURS provides students with the opportunity to present their research, internship and classroom projects to a larger audience. The symposium also provides a space for students, faculty, and the community to examine the connection between research and education.   Event coordinators, Jamie Franco-Zamudio and Gentry Holbert, would like to thank the following individuals for donating their time and expertise in order to make this event possible: Stuart Babington, Sara Boccardo, Gwen Brightbill, Sharee Broussard, Anna Burton, Amanda Collins, Don Culberson, Elizabeth Dexter-Wilson, Harold Dorton, Linda Grizzle, Lisa Hager, Bret Heim, Ramona Hill, Terren Mathers, Margaret Massey, Tracey Parman, Margarita Perez, Michael Piafsky, Kendra Reed, Estevan Ruiz-Limon, Pamela Shuggi, Carolyn Simmons, Royce Simpson, George Sims, Meg Smith, Dodie Ward, Richard Weaver, and Sharon Williams.  Special thanks to the Psychology Department, the Friends of the Library, and the Office of Student Affairs.


New Feature!

From the Archives

Can you name this object?


Beginning in this this issue we will be featuring

a unique article, selected by Richard Weaver from the archives, in each volume.  If you are the first respondent to correctly identify the item, you will win a Spring Hill College Flash Drive.


To win this month's contest you must:


1) Correctly identify the item pictured above

2) Identify the owner of the item shown (hint:  it belonged to one of the current FOL Board Members who is widely known around town and on campus. And, no...that particular board member will not be allowed to enter the winning submission.)


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Deanna Day via e-mail to:

We are excited about our new E-mail newsletter and hope that you are enjoying it as well.  It allows us to communicate with you on a  regular basis while also letting you know about special occasions and last minute events that might be of interest to you.
We have many ideas for new programs in the coming year and look forward to sharing them with you first here and at the new Web site. Please check in and check in often! 
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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 your ideas, comments or concerns at any time.  In the meantime, please have a safe and happy summer!