Nominations due Friday to Recognize Champions of Disability Issues

James T. Neubacher Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 29th annual James T. Neubacher Award.

The award is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, alumna or alumnus for significant achievements in:

  • Promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities.
  • Advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities.
  • Removing barriers to full participation in programs and services for people with disabilities.

The award includes a stipend provided by the Office of the President and is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, University Human Resources, the U-M Council for Disability Concerns, U-M Health System and the Office of the President.

Established by the university's Council for Disability Concerns in October 1990, the award is a memorial to James T. Neubacher, an alumnus of the university and columnist for the Detroit Free Press who advocated for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.

The award is presented during Investing in Ability events that take place in October.

The deadline for nomination submissions is June 15.

Learn more about the award and make a nomination or contact Anna Ercoli Schnitzer at 734-936-1402 or [email protected] with questions.

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