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This year the Achievement Awards Ceremony will be on October 30th from 4:30 to 5:30 in 6137 McKeldin Library (The Special Events Room)

Disability Achievement Awards

The awards may be given to a group or individual who has made significant contributions to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities here at the University of Maryland's College Park Campus. Historically, there are three awards:

  • Faculty Disability Achievement Award,
  • John W. King Staff Disability Achievement Award,
  • and Student Disability Achievement Award.
Some examples of the kind of contributions we would like to recognize are:

  • A person or group who takes extra steps to ensure physical or academic accessibility for all students.
  • A person or group who initiates a program intended to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities.
  • A person or group who actively promotes awareness of disability related issues.

Of course, this list only offers a few suggestions; you may think of other contributions as well. The contribution could be something which improves conditions for the entire population of persons with disabilities on campus, or it may affect only a few people.

The Deadline for Nominations this year is September 30th, 2008.

Nomination Form

The President's Commission on Disability Issues Annual Awards Program seeks annual nominations. For more information, contact the Commission Chair, Gay Gullickson, at

Printable PCDI Award Nomination Form

Online PCDI Award Nomination Form

Past Award Recipients

  • 2006 Award Recipients
  • 1998-2004 Award Recipients

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