Alaska Adult Education Associations' Volunteer of the Year
UAS librarian Beatrice Franklin was recently honored with a state-wide award from the Alaska Adult Education Association as Volunteer of the Year, presented during one of her evening classes. For the last four years, Franklin has dedicated time and energy to teaching English as a second language classes in a classroom donated by UAS. Franklin teaches the courses through The Learning Connection, which offers free adult education classes including ESL, citizenship and computer classes. Franklin is also the UA 2011 Staff Make Students Count award recipient from UAS. She has worked at the Egan library since 1996.