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Oviatt Library E-News: Thanks & Recognition

Milt Valera, CSUN President Dr. Dianne F. Harrison and Debbie Valera

Thanks and Recognition: Milt and Debbie Valera

Fall 2018

The Oviatt Library extends heartfelt gratitude to Milt and Debbie Valera. As active volunteers and donors in the CSUN community, the couple established the Milt and Debbie Valera First Amendment Rights Endowment providing the Oviatt Library funding for materials and media for the truthful communication to University students and faculty of the meaning and significance of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and how the amendment allows Americans the opportunity to enjoy their right to the freedom of speech.

Kris Ecklund

Thanks & Recognition: Kristin A. Ecklund and Lisle Wenberg

Spring 2018

The Oviatt Library is forever grateful to CSUN Emeritus Librarians Kristin A. Ecklund (Kris) and Lisle Wenberg for their lifelong commitment to enriching library access for students with disabilities. In December 2017, Kris established the Lisle Wenberg Library Disability Services Training Endowment as a way to honor deceased Emeritus Librarian and beloved friend, Lisle Wenberg.

Dennis Bakewell

Thanks & Recognition: Dennis Bakewell

Fall 2017

Meet Dennis Bakewell, Oviatt Library's first Special Collections Librarian, who helped shape the Library's early collections.

Dennis Bakewell was a quiet man, who lived a mostly quiet life, but he left a great legacy in the Special Collections and Archives at CSUN.

CSUN University Women's Club with Scholarship Winners

Thanks & Recognition: CSUN University Women's Club

Spring 2017

The Oviatt Library is deeply grateful to the CSUN University Women’s Club, a passionate group of campus friends and family members who have been helping to ease the financial burden on CSUN students for more than a half-decade.

Ardis Flenniken

Thanks & Recognition: Ardis Flenniken

Winter 2016

CSUN graduate, Library patron, and campus neighbor Ardis Flenniken honors the Oviatt’s continuing transformative impact with a planned gift that will help to support the educational aspirations of countless students. 

Karin J Duran and Students in the Teacher Curriculum Center

Thanks & Recognition: Rick Nupoll and Mara Houdyshell

Fall 2016

Dr. Karin J. Duran’s lifelong, passionate and impactful commitment to CSUN and the Oviatt Library inspires a gift that will honor her remarkable legacy and support student success for generations to come.

Oviatt Library

Thanks & Recognition: Library Staff and Faculty

Spring 2016

When CSUN asked Oviatt employees to consider giving back to the university, the faculty and staff who work in the very heart of the campus found a few inspiring reasons to say yes.

Dr. Harry Stone

Thanks & Recognition: Dr. Harry Stone

Winter 2015

“Once a gentleman, and always a gentleman.” Charles Dickens expressed that sentiment in his mid-19th century classic Little Dorrit, but he would be pleased to have us use it today in reference to Professor Emeritus Harry Stone.

Dr. Harry Stone, a renowned Victorian literature scholar, taught in the Department of English at CSUN for 32 years. Dr. Stone may have retired from his beloved CSUN in 1992, but his legacy will live on at the Oviatt Library through a unique and generous gift.

Tony Gardner

Thanks and Recognition: Tony Gardner

Fall 2015

You are invited to join University President Dianne F. Harrison, Library Dean Mark Stover, and a variety of Oviatt friends and donors as they gather together to celebrate and say thank you to Tony Gardner.  A longtime love for materials printed on hand operated presses, coupled with his continued affection for the Oviatt Library, inspired librarian emeritus and CSUN alumnus Tony Gardner to give back in a highly impactful way.

Virginia Elwood-Akers

Thanks & Recognition: Virginia Elwood-Akers

Summer 2015

Kindhearted, talented, and outspoken Librarian Emeritus Virginia Elwood-Akers has always had plenty to say and much to give. For that, and so much more, we would like to convey our heartfelt gratitude.