Student Spotlight: Richard Quiroz

Richard Quiroz
Monday, February 6, 2023

1) What is you program major? What type of degree program is it?

M.S. Library Science Archival Studies and Imaging Technology and a Graduate Academic Certificate in Archival Management

2) Why did you choose this program?

I learned of this program from one of my professors in an undergraduate class. After conducting some research, I chose this specific program for the preparation that students develop during their graduate career through the courses offered and the professional development gained. I applied during my final undergrad semester in early 2021when I learned of the Archival Studies track with Imaging Technology. I believe that the Master of Science Library Science program offered by the College of Information at the University of North Texas is the best program of the profession in the United States.

3) What made you think you were a good match for the scholarship and how did you hear about it?

I searched for scholarships through the Eagle Scholarship Portal and came upon the UNT College of Information Foundation Scholarship. After reviewing the requirements and seeing that I was eligible, I went ahead and applied and received it! This scholarship has really helped me with costs such as books and supplies.

4) Could you name a few educational or background highlights?

I graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in May 2021 with my Bachelor of Arts in English Literary Studies, a Minor in History, and a TESOL certification. I interned with The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission Preservation Scholars Program and worked in visitor experience as a Museum Educator at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. Last summer I interned with the Texas Department of Transportation as a Photo Library Intern in Austin. (During my undergraduate studies I drove an hour each way to the university four and a half years, which might explain my interest in highways.)