The end, but also new beginnings

Pam Richter – Class of 2011
December 13, 2010

I will never forget my first day working in Belk Library Archives and Special Collections. I was a nervous freshman who was looking to make some money to help pay for college. When I first started out, I had no idea that it would turn into a life-changing opportunity.

Today is my last day at the archives, as I will be graduating from Elon University at the end of this semester. With graduating comes a lot of goodbyes and also reflections of my time here.

My time at the archives has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have learned about myself and found new passions in my life. I’ve learned so much about myself and am extremely grateful of every opportunity I have had here to pursue my curiosities and interests.

Throughout my three years working at the archives, I have worked on many projects that I have loved and extremely proud to say that I have helped working on.

Next fall I will be pursuing a master’s in Library and Information Science, concentrating on archival studies. Wherever I end up, I will take a lot of great memories working at the archives in Belk Library.

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Flu at Elon College

Pam Richter – Class of 2011
December 1, 2010

While the swine flu outbreak in 2009 caused special precautions to be taken at Elon, it wasn’t anything like the flu outbreak that occurred on campus in 1918.  In 1918, there was a breakout of the Spanish influenza at the institution during the fall semester. Continue reading