Each year, Services for Students with Disabilities, with the support of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, hosts the Excellence in Access and Inclusion Awards event to recognize faculty, staff, and students who have shown exceptional leadership in access and inclusion, and present the Sally Bohland Award for Exceptional Leadership in Access and Inclusion.
This year the awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 22, at 4pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Graduate Life Center. The ceremony featured a special presentation by Dr. Joshua Burke and Dr. Janice Zeman, from the University of William & Mary. Dr. Burke and Dr. Zeman are faculty in the psychology department and have recently launched a Neurodiversity awareness and training initiative on their campus. The speakers, along with several Virginia Tech students, presented and fielded questions during the first portion of the event.
The second portion included the awards ceremony to recognize and thank those who go beyond compliance with procedures and who go the extra mile to make life on campus more accessible and equitable for students with disabilities. Please click the tabs below to see this year's recipients.