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Congratulations to the Petko Award Prize Winners

Congratulations to the Petko Award Prize Winners

Congratulations to the Petko Award Prize Winners

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2004 WINNERS STUDENT BOOK COLLECTION COMPETITION 
 

GRADUATE STUDENT PRIZE

Mark Wright, Gradute Student Winner, Dept. of AnthropologyMark Wright, Dept. of Anthropology
Topic: 
"
Writing Religion: The Ancient Maya." PDF format



Photo by Ricardo Duran

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT PRIZE

Jennifer R. Carey, Undergraduate Student Winner, Dept. of Creative WritingJennifer R. Carey, Dept. of Creative Writing
Topic:
 "Print Me the Universe: Media Tie-Ins, References and Academic Critique of Television and Movie Science Fiction and Fantasy Universes." PDF format



Photo by Ricardo Duran

HONORABLE MENTION: GRADUATE

Benedict K. Jones, Dept. of English
Topic:
 "The Benedict Jones Collection"
Liam Corley, Dept. of English
Topic:
"The Bayard Taylor Collection." PDF format

HONORABLE MENTION: UNDERGRADUATE

Tina L. Wolfe, Dept. of Psychology
Topic:
 "Golden Memories of Childhood." PDF format
David L. Horvitz, Dept. of Asian Studies
Topic:
 "The American Counter-Culture." PDF format

(Click Here for a full listing of all entrants, their departments and collection titles appears at the end of this article.)

Dr. Ruth Jackson - University Librarian, Tina Wolfe, Dr. Edward Petko, David Horvitz, Dr. Melissa Conway - Head, Special Collections, Liam Corley, and Benedict Jones
(left to right) Dr. Ruth Jackson - University Librarian, Tina Wolfe, Dr. Edward Petko, David Horvitz, Dr. Melissa Conway - Head, Special Collections, Liam Corley, and Benedict Jones.  Photo by Michael Eldermann.
On Friday, May 21, 2004 the UCR Libraries held the Inaugural Awarding of the Adam Repan Petko Memorial Prize for the Student Book Collection Contest Competition. There were two winners in the undergraduate and graduate category, and four Honorable Mention recipients.
     The graduate winner was Mark Wright, Department of Anthropology, for his collection entitled "Writing Religion: The Ancient Maya." The undergraduate winner was Jennifer R. Carey, a senior in the Department of Creative Writing, for her collection entitled "Print Me the Universe: Media Tie-Ins, References and Academic Critique of Television and Movie Science Fiction and Fantasy Universes."

     The category of Honorable Mention was established by the donor this year in response to the high number of entrants in this first year of the competition. The two Honorable Mention recipients in the graduate category were Benedict K. Jones, for his collection entitled "The Benedict Jones Collection," and Liam Corley, for his collection entitled "The Bayard Taylor Collection." Both are graduate students in the Department of English. The undergraduate recipients of the Honorable Mention award were Tina L. Wolfe, for her collection entitled "Golden Memories of Childhood" and David L. Horvitz, for his collection entitled" The American Counter-Culture." They are students in the departments of Psychology and Asian-American Studies, respectively.

     Dr. Edward Petko, of Sherman Oaks, California, the donor and son of Adam Repan Petko, in whose memory the competition was established, was present at the ceremony. Dr. Petko, who up until this day had chosen to remain anonymous, is also the private collector of the printing presses and printing materials which long been consigned to the care of Special Collections. The presses are kept in working order for the use of UCR students in the seminars and demonstrations given by Sheryl Davis, Assistant Head of Special Collections.

     As part of the Award Ceremony, Dr. Petko’s consignment of yet another printing press to Special Collections was announced. The press is a fully-operational reproduction of the wooden ‘common’ press. The common press is the type of press that would have been used by Benjamin Franklin in the Eighteenth Century in printing his Poor Richard’s Almanac.

     Dr. Melissa Conway, Head of Special Collections, was Master of Ceremonies for the event. Dr. Ruth M. Jackson, University Librarian, presented all awards. The judges for the 2004 competition were Dr. Jackson; John Bloomberg-Rissman, Humanities Bibliographer; Nancy Douglas, Head of Cataloguing; and Dr. Lizbeth Langston, Head of Science Information Services. There ceremony ended with a gift book being presented to all nineteen entrants, and a reception at which all entrants had the opportunity to meet Dr. Petko himself.
     The UCR Libraries’ Student Book Collection Competition is named in honor of Adam Repan Petko (1896-1995), an immigrant to this country in 1912, whose own love of learning inspired his philanthropic interest in the literacy of his fellow immigrants. Mr. Petko was particularly interested in assisting the children of immigrants, many of whom had been denied any chance for a formal education in their own countries. This contest honors the late Mr. Petko’s memory by providing a unique opportunity to undergraduate and graduate students at UCR to display their talents in assembling and organizing a personal book collection. It is the intention of the donor, Dr. Edward Petko, the son of Adam Repan Petko, that this competition be an annual event.
     A full listing of all the contestants, their departments and the names of their collections follows:
Undergraduate entrants:
Vincenza Barbato, sophomore, Linguistics, "My Encyclopedia Collection"; Carlos Brocatto, junior, Philosophy, "My Mind’s I"; Jennifer R. Carey, senior, Creative Writing, "Print Me the Universe: Media Tie-Ins, References and Academic Critique of Television and Movie, Science Fiction and Fantasy Universes"; Joshua K. Chan, senior, Physics, "The Epic Struggle of our Youth"; Kelly M. Czechowski, senior, Environmental Science/Economics, "Origami: A World in Paper"; David L. Horvitz, senior, Asian-American Studies, "The American Counterculture"; Favie-Ruth S. Jimeno, senior, Business Administration, "Classic Novels and Poetry"; Samantha S. Smith, senior, History/Administration, "Modern Western and Eastern European Intellectual History, Works and Biographies"; Allyson N. Villegas, senior, English, "Examining the Human Psyche"; Tina L. Wolfe, junior, Psychology, "Golden Memories of Childhood."
Graduate entrants: Mark Bernhardt, History, "The Complex American West"; Robin E. Bromley, Entomology, "Vintage Sewing"; Liam Corley, English, "The Bayard Taylor Collection"; Helen C. Harrison, Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, "Selections of Scots Dialect Literature and Other Representations of Celtic Identity"; Benedict K. Jones, English, "The Benedict Jones Collection"; Brendan C. Lindsay, History/Native American Studies, "Window on the 1790s"; Tony G. Luu, English, "A Medieval Collection"; Lisa M. Musick, History, "Strength of Conviction: European Women and their History"; Mark A. Wright, Anthropology, "Writing Religion: The Ancient Maya.".

Student Book Collection Competition
For further information please contact:

Dr. Melissa Conway
Head, Special Collections
Rivera Library
melissa.conway@ucr.edu
(951) 827-3233


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