Shane Hand of McCalla, Ala., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.
Hand, a graduate student, is the son of Benny and Linda Hand. He has served on the Graduate Student Senate.
Hand’s work, “Transmitting Whiteness: Librarians, Children, and Literacy in the southern United States”, was selected by the Graduate Senate and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies as the top paper in his department. Winners receive recognition and a monetary award.