Sandy River Endowment History
The Sandy River Memorial Endowment was established in 2013. Sandra Arlene River (Sandy) passed away on May 12, 2012.
Sandy served as the library liaison to the Women’s Studies program and was a member of the Women's Studies Advisory Board. Sandy was active in professional organizations at the state and national level. Her honors include the Association of College and Research Libraries Women's Studies Section Career Achievement Award in 2007. She was selected as a Texas Library Association Tall Texan (Texas Accelerated Library Leadership Institute) in 1998. Sandy had a distinguished career of service to Texas Tech. She served in the Faculty Senate (1995 - 1998, 2007 - 2012), including terms as President and Parliamentarian.
Sandy was a good friend, colleague and exemplified what it meant to be a great librarian. We will miss her.
Guidelines for 2023
The Sandy River Memorial Endowment Scholarship will award $500 each to two TTU students, one graduate and one undergraduate, in recognition of outstanding library and/or archival research in gender studies or related fields. The award will be given at the Women and Gender Studies Annual All University Conference that will be held April 19,2023.
Guidelines for Abstracts
Submit your abstracts/here:
Guidelines for Completed Papers
Submit your COMPLETED Papers Here:
LeeAnn Bowman - "Exploring Transgender Homicide and Violence"
Fabiola Carrión Anampa - "Stereotypes of Latin American Indigenous Women in Latin American TV Comedy Shows"
2019 - Phoenix Crane for her paper on Empowering the STEM Super Girls: Increasing Female Retention in STEM Fields through a Comic Book
2015 - Ming-Syuan Jhong for her paper on Operation Babylift and Adoptive Kinship
2018 - Phoenix Crane for her paper on Plugging the Pipeline: Program Evaluation Efforts to Enhance Retention of Young Women in STEM