Our society really needs to develop a better understanding of our individual differences and similarities. Understanding to me is a quest for accurate information and using information to gain knowledge. Supporting the Spectrum Library Scholarship enables a graduate student financial resources to pursue a career as an accredited information specialist thereby guiding knowledge seekers to reputable and factual data.
I will be raising funds for the Calloway Family Spectrum Scholarship Fund by particitipating in the Race Against Hate on June 17th and I hope you will support my efforts. The Race Against Hate was founded in memory of Ricky Byrdsong, former Northwestern University Basketball Coach, Vice President of Affairs at Aon Corporation, and Skokie resident who was murdered by a white supremacist in 1999. Because of Ricky's lifelong love of sports and his compelling work with young people in the community, the Race Against Hate was launched by his family and friends in 2000 (and entrusted to the YWCA Evanston/North Shore in 2007) to honor Ricky's legacy and bring attention to the need to combat hatred in all its forms.
The fund supports individuals who have a background or interest in combining their LIS career with the arts or African American studies. Spectrum Scholars are selected on the basis of demonstrating superior leadership skills and a passion for community involvement. Additionally, the Calloway Spectrum Scholar will convey the ability to overcome adversity by overcoming setbacks in their business, school, family or career goals.
Thank you to all who have supported the Calloway Family Spectrum Scholarship Fund over the years. We look forward to your continued support!