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Excellence in Access and Inclusion Awards

About the Excellence in Access and Inclusion Awards

Services for Students with Disabilities annually hosts the Excellence in Access & Inclusion Awards reception to recognize faculty, staff, departments, and programs for contributing to an inclusive and accessible environment at Virginia Tech. 

SSD honors award recipients with an Excellence in Access and Inclusion award certificate. Additionally, the Sally Bohland Award for Exceptional Leadership in Access and Inclusion is awarded annually to a faculty member who serves as a model for others in the areas of access, accessibility, and/or inclusion of students with disabilities, and whose leadership fosters a culture of access and inclusion. The Sally Bohland Award for Innovative Service is awarded annually to administrative and professional faculty, staff, or students who serve students with disabilities in new and original ways, and influence our campus structure in such a way that students with disabilities have room to demonstrate their full potential at Virginia Tech.

For 2021, we will once again celebrate and honor our award nominees and recipients online via social media and this web page. Stay tuned for schedule announcements and be sure to follow us @VirginiaTechSSD on Facebook and Twitter. Last year's program remains below.

Please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office at 540-231-3788 or ssd@vt.edu with any questions.

 

The 2021 Excellence in Access and Inclusion Awards

Following the pattern set in 2020, this year's ceremony was an online social media event. This year we are honored to congratulate the following award recipients:

  • Dr. Raffaella De Vita for winning the Sally Bohland Award for Exceptional Leadership in Access and inclusion. 
  • Alison Cross for winning the Sally Bohland Award for Innovative Service in Access and Inclusion. 
  • Students Alicia Blackburn, Anna Chamberlayne, Genevieve Gemond, Rayden Dodd, Sabrina Mundorff, Utah Kershner, and two others for receiving the Buzz's Bunch Scholarship.