In May 2011, Interim Dean and Professor Ingrid Hsieh-Yee made the following announcement to the SLIS community about Michelle Polchow (MSLS 2011):
On behalf of the faculty I am pleased to announce Michelle Polchow is the Graduate of the Year in 2011!
This award recognizes Ms. Polchow’s accomplishments. She had an excellent academic record and distinguished herself by her contributions to SLIS and the profession. Ms. Polchow completed a practicum at the U.S. Geological Survey and presented her practicum product as a poster at the 2011 Bridging the Spectrum Symposium. As a part-time web content manager for SLIS for over a year, she successfully helped SLIS adopt the new CUA web style and transition content to a new content management system. She was also an active contributor to the SLIS Technology Committee. Ms. Polchow served as the president of the SLA student chapter. Under her leadership, the group won the SLA Student Group Merit Award for Creative Use of Electronic Resources. She is now a web content manager for US News & World Report and has volunteered with the DC Chapter of SLA.
Ms. Polchow will receive this award at the SLIS commencement that will take place at the Law School Atrium on May 14. Please join us on May 14 to congratulate Ms. Polchow on the award and celebrate the achievements of this year’s graduates!