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Sandy River Memorial Scholarship

sandy riverOn May 12, 2012, Women’s Studies lost a good friend, Sandy River. Sandy served as our library liaison, a member of the Women’s Studies Advisory Board and provided countless other small and large acts of support and encouragement that will be sorely missed by all of us in Women’s Studies. A memorial service will be held in the future, but as yet no date has been set. Watch the Women’s Studies web site for more information to come.
  - Dr. Charlotte Dunham, Director, Women's Studies Program

Sandy was active in professional organizations at teh 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 was active in the Women's Studies Council and Advisory Committee; she served in the Faculty Senate (1995 - 1998, 2007-2012), including terms as President and Parliamentarian. Sandy had recently been elected as Faculty Senate Secretary for 2012-2013.

  • View the hard work and dediction that Sandy put into supporting the Women's Studies Program through library resouces. Read more...
  • Sandy was active in professional organizations at the state and national level. Read more...
  • Memorial was held on Friday, October 12th in the Kent Hance Memorial Chapel. The Chapel is located off 17th St. & University Ave. near the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
  • A scholarship fund has been established in honor and memory of our friend collegue, Sandy River. The Sandy River Memorial Scholarship will provide assistance to a student at Texas Tech. Funding, which will be determined by donations, may vary annually. With your support and generosity, Sandy and her passion for the University and its students indefinitely. To donate to this scholarship go to: and use the search box or the A-Z Fund Index.

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