The Friends of Preston Library

Friends Recognize George Statzell for 2011 Camper Award

Mr. Statzell with Friends Chairman, Maj. Eric Osborne and Col. Samdahl, Head Librarian.

The Friends of Preston Library awarded Cadet George W. Statzell, V with this year’s Camper Award. Board members of the Friends and library staff recognized Mr. Statzell for his leadership and service to Preston Library. George serves as Preston Library’s Head Cadet Assistant.

Mr. Statzell flanked by Col. Samdahl (L) and Maj. Osborne (R).

A brief ceremony was held in the library’s periodicals room. Professor Emeritus, Col. Tom Davis gave a brief history of the award’s namesake, Mrs. Frances Camper, who was a great teacher and role model for library cadet assistants. Mr. Statzell received a letter of recognition from Friend’s Chairman, Maj. Eric Osborne, along with a certificate, and a cash award. Mr. Statzell is a biology major. This summer he plans to study organic chemistry and then return to VMI for his first class year.

We wish George congratulations on his award and good luck on his finals.

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