Nominations sought to honor disability champions

Nominations are now being accepted for the 28th annual James T. Neubacher Award. The award is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, or alumna/alumnus for significant achievements in

  • promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities,
  • advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities, or
  • 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 for Institutional Equity, University Human Resources, the U-M Council for Disability Concerns, Michigan Medicine, and the Office of the President.

Established by the University of Michigan's Council for Disability Concerns in October 1990, the award is a memorial to James T. Neubacher, an alumnus of the University. Neubacher was also a columnist for The Detroit Free Press and an advocate for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. The award is presented during Investing in Ability events held in October. 

The deadline for nomination submissions is June 9, 2017.

More information and nomination forms are available at the award website or by contacting Anna Ercoli Schnitzer at 734.936.1402 or schnitzr@umich.edu.