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November 2005

Release date: November 4, 2005

ASU Library Friends Group Awards Lee Scholarship

Melissa Pixley, an Angelo State University senior from McAllen, has been awarded the $250 Joe Bill Lee Scholarship by the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection.

The scholarship is presented each fall and spring semester by the Friends to recognize outstanding work by a student assistant in the Porter Henderson Library or the West Texas Collection. The scholarship is named in honor of Lee, who served as ASU's head librarian for 30 years.

Pixley, a kinesiology-exercise science major with a minor in biology, works as a student assistant for monographs in the library's Acquisitions Department. She is a member of the ASU Student Alumni Association and a youth sponsor for the First United Methodist Church.

Friends President Shirley Eoff and Library Director Maurice Fortin, accompanied by Lee, made the presentation to Pixley.

Lee was ASU's head librarian from 1963-1992. During his tenure, he oversaw the design and construction of the Porter Henderson Library. The Lee Scholarship is awarded to a student nominated by a full-time library staff member for outstanding work performance and service-oriented attitude. The recipient must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.