Thursday, August 27, 2015

Congrats to our Outstanding Museum Studies Student

Kimberley Borgerson was selected as "Outstanding Museum Studies Student" for 2015 by the Southern Illinois Association of Museums. She was given the award and a check for $100 from the organization at their annual meeting on August 15 in Anna, Illinois. This is the 7th year SIAM has given the award.

Kimberley Borgerson is a graduate of Elk Grove High School and earned her B.A. degree in History with museum studies and anthropology minors at SIU. She previously worked at the Elk Grove Historical Museum as both a volunteer and paid staff person. We came to know her as a student Museum Studies courses. According to Dona Bachman, director of the University Museum at SIU, Kim was one of the most thorough and conscientious students in her class. From 2013-2014 she was an Undergraduate Assistant working on organizing the University Museum’s library and records. She also served as Vice President of two related RSOs: the Museum Student Group and the Art History Association. In 2015, she entered the Master of Public Administration program with an emphasis on Museum Studies at SIU. This Summer, she is completing an internship with the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. She will also be a Graduate Assistant under Susannah Munson, the Museum’s curator, in the upcoming school year.

Here is Kimberley with the President of SIAM, Vickie Devenport

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