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Lilli Tichinin - Outstanding Graduate Student in Folk Studies

Lilli Tichinin

2014 Outstanding Graduate Student in Folk Studies

 

Lilli Tichinin

 

 Lilli Tichinin was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Graduate Student in Folk Studies at the Potter College of Arts and Letters Student Awards Dinner on Friday, April 11th. Dr. Erika Brady and Dr. Ann Ferrell attended the ceremony. Dr. Ferrell and Brent Bjorkman, director of the Kentucky Folklife Program, were recognized as Tichinin's mentors. 

Lilli came into the folk studies program at Western Kentucky University already having a background in folklore. She felt that this prepared her to start working on things in-depth right away. Tichinin has also made a conscious effort to have her various projects build on one another, including her work as a graduate assistant for the Kentucky Folklife Program. Tichinin explains, "If I can find connections between all of the different things I'm doing, I think it makes all of it more exciting and more engaging." Lilli has been involved in many activities in the Folk Studies and Anthropology Department. Tichinin states, "The work I do for my graduate assistantship puts me in a place where I'm aware of what's going on in the department. I'm in a good place to get involved in all the activities that are happening."

Immediately after graduation, Tichinin will be headed to Washington, D.C. to work as the Accessibility Coordinator for the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Immediately after that, she will start an internship in the Park History Program at the National Parks Service for 3 months. Best of luck, Lilli! You have a very bright future ahead of you!

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