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SCA Student Assistant, Mowana Lomaomvaya, Earns Mary Crawley Scholarship and Summer Internship with the American Philosophical Society

Mowana Lomaomvaya

Special Collections and Archives student assistant, Mowana Lomaomvaya, is a senior, graduating in May 2019. Mowana is studying anthropology, archaeology, and history at NAU. Since May of 2015, Mowana has been working as a student employee for Special Collections and Archives in Cline Library, processing collections, digitizing content, and learning history and culture of the region.

Mowana is the 2018 spring semester recipient of the Mary Crawley Scholarship, awarded to a library student  employee in honor of Mary Crawley a past student supervisor.

Mowana Lomaomvaya (L) and Director of Communication and Development, Kathleen Schmand (R).

Mowana recently received some additional good news when she was selected for the Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Summer Internship by the American Philosophical Society. This was a very competitive national search and Mowana was selected as one of three interns for this prestigious opportunity. For those of you who may not know, the American Philosophical Society is the oldest learned society in the United States and was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.”

Please join me in congratulating Mowana and wishing her the best for her internship at APS!

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