The Brice G. Hobrock Distinguished Faculty Award was established by the Friends of K-State Libraries to honor Dean Emeritus Hobrock upon his retirement in 2004. Annually, the award recognizes outstanding librarianship and superior accomplishments among the K-State Libraries faculty.
Nominees are evaluated based on their professional activities during the last two years. One recipient is honored with a plaque of recognition and an award of $1,000 at the Friends of The K-State Libraries Spring Meeting each year.
This Year's Winner
Kendra Spahr, academic services librarian, Academic Services
Spahr has been the co-leader of the Developing Scholars Research Seminar since the fall of 2017. One of her nominators said, “Kendra’s individual work as a McNair Scholars librarian as well as with MAPS Bridges programs makes such a difference to the underrepresented and first-gen scholars who are part of these programs …The market research knowledge she's instilled in nearly 200 students each semester has helped them to succeed in the classroom as well as with startup ventures and internships with small businesses.”