Clayton State University announces the establishment of the Richard Pearce-Moses and Frank Loulan Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship will support students majoring in Archival Studies who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement. The funds may be used for tuition, fees, research or travel as relates to their academic studies.
"We created the Pearce-Moses – Loulan Endowed Scholarship as an investment in the students and the archival profession. At the same time, it is a way to say thank you to Clayton State and the faculty and staff for their support, assistance and for being great colleagues and friends. It is an honor to be a part of this community," said Richard.
Endowed gifts provide perpetual support for the University. While understanding the tremendous need for scholarships amongst our students, Richard and Frank also funded an annual scholarship for the same purpose so that a student can be awarded the scholarship next fall
Clayton State University's Master of Archival Studies program emphasizes digital archives and electronic records to prepare students for careers in government, businesses, and collecting archives. Clayton State’s program offers an innovative blend of traditional archival knowledge with information technology to respond to the need for professionals who understand contemporary records and recordkeeping systems.
Richard was the founding director of the Master of Archival Studies program at Clayton State University. He has received numerous awards from professional organizations such as the Library of Congress, American Library Association, and Society of American Archivists.
He retired from active teaching in the summer of 2015 but remains active as a faculty affiliate, pursuing research with the InterPARES Trust and directing student research.
Richard is married to Frank Loulan, who worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad, and whose support for Richard’s work in the archives profession was recognized in 2006 by the Society of American Archivists.