Library Student Employees Princess Diawuo and Shandi Ezraseneh are this year’s Wanda Bartle/Barnes & Noble Book Award recipients. Diawuo and Ezraseneh will receive a semester’s worth of textbooks ($300 value).
Recipients are given to female undergraduate students and selected based on good academic standing, demonstrated financial need, and involvement in community service or intent on entering a profession oriented towards helping others.
Princess Diawuo currently works at the Bartle Library Reader Services Desk and provides excellent customer services to the faculty, students, staff and the community. In the nomination letter, her supervisor noted that Diawuo is “one of the most hardworking and kind students” and has a “passion for helping others.” She is interested in education and global affairs, aspiring to become a school administrator.
As one of the Libraries’ digital preservation assistant, Shandi Ezraseneh has digitized several unique and rare research collections – contributing to their preservation and enhancing their accessibility through online access. Her supervisor nominated her based on her strong academic record, “purposeful and substantial” community service, and demonstrated “commitment and interest in helping others.” Ezraseneh is an industrial systems engineering student.
The Wanda Bartle/Barnes & Noble Book Awards were established in 1996 to honor Wanda M. Bartle, the wife of the University’s first president. Binghamton University Women, in partnership with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, provides the award of a semester’s worth of textbooks ($300 value) to two qualified applicants annually. Recipients are selected by the Binghamton University Women – one spring 2018 and one fall 2018 award.