Rebecca Li, Freehold, NJ, a social science major at Brookdale Community College and member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, received the first place award in the Bankier Library Research Award Contest for her history research paper Social Inequalities: China’s Hukou Registration System. 

This award recognizes her excellence and critical thinking in all stages of the research process, from topic and research question development to finding background sources. The paper also showed the use of the Bankier Library’s resources and collections. 

Fourteen works were cited in her paper. “I credit (History) Professor Daijuan Gao for my awareness of the paper’s topic,” said Li. “I thank her and Judi Ungar (Assistant Professor of Library) for encouraging and supporting me along the entire research process.” 

On the selection committee was Professor of Library Amy Clark, Professor of Library Valerie Bonilla, Professor of Psychology Beth Boylan, and Assistant Professor of English Cameron Mount. All agreed that Li’s paper demonstrated research excellence. 

The award will help Li pay expenses to continue her studies at Rutgers University in business analytics and information systems this fall. 

Photo: Rebecca Li and Professor Daijuan Gao