Drexel Online Student Marrette Pearsall Awarded SLA Stipend for Practicum Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Drexel Online Student Marrette Pearsall Awarded SLA Stipend for PracticumJune 25, 2013Congratulations to Drexel University Online student Marrette Pearsall, who is the recent winner of the iSchool at Drexel University’s Knower Fellowship, for the second quarter of 2013.Pearsall will receive a $1,000 stipend based on her exemplary practicum experience this spring as a volunteer in the special library of the law firm Blank Rome LLP in Philadelphia.The Knower Fund was created to encourage library science students in the Philadelphia area to consider career opportunities as special librarians. This year, the Philadelphia chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) is piloting the Knower fellowship for a Drexel iSchool student participating in a volunteer practicum in a local special library setting. Pearsall, a Newark, DE resident, cites her best Drexel Online memory as being "an officer of two student associations.” “Even though I live out of state, I feel that gave me a connection to Drexel and other library science students," said Pearsall.For more information on the Knower Fellowship, please visit the iSchool at Drexel’s website.Interested in learning more about Drexel University Online’s MS in Library and Information Science program? Register for our online open house, occurring on Tuesday, July 9th from noon to 1 p.m. For those who cannot virtually tune-in, a recorded session will be made available for all registrants after the open house. To register, please click here.