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Hege Library & Learning Technologies

Hege Research Award

Hege Research Award

Made possible by the generosity of Guilford alumni H. Curt '56 and Patricia S. '57 Hege, the establishment of this award coincided with the 25th anniversary of the 1989 addition to the Hege Library.

This award is a celebration of faculty mentorship and librarian engagement in furthering student development as critical thinkers and thoughtful and creative scholars. Two $1,000 awards are given on an annual basis to honor and promote exemplary senior theses.

The Guilford Gazette published an excellent piece about our 2022 winners, Emma English and Brooks Stemple.


2022 Award Review Committee

  • Suzanne Bartels, Director of Library and Learning Technologies
  • Gwen Erickson, Quaker Librarian and College Archivist
  • Heather Hayton, Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program
  • William Kelly, Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship Librarian
  • Don Smith, Professor of Physics

2022 Deadlines and requirements

FACULTY: A nomination statement, submitted by the faculty thesis advisor, is due by 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2022. The online nomination form can be accessed at Faculty thesis advisors will be notified by April 1, 2022, of the decisions for the Hege Research Award.

STUDENT: A thesis abstract (300 words max) is due from student candidates by 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2022. It must include (appropriate to the discipline): Background/Critical Conversation, Research Question, Rationale, Methodology, Results/Solution, and Conclusion/Significance. The online form for submitting the thesis abstract can be found at



Students must have senior status and be doing a departmental, senior, and/or honors thesis with the following qualifications:

  • minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • taking at least 2 credits of 470/490 in the 2021-2022 academic year
  • thesis scheduled to be submitted prior to May 11, 2022