For the past several years, students with disabilities have expressed a desire to recognize outstanding faculty and staff for creating such a welcoming and accessible environment on our campus. Students, exhibiting Disability Pride, feel it is important to identify exceptional faculty and staff who incorporate principles of universal design. The proactive efforts of these award winners and nominees help assure that everyone has full access to university life.
Dr. Michele Day is the 2013 SUCCESSability Award Recipient
"I am responsible for the course design and the learning environment, but it is a collaboration with students that leads to success. Students bring the motivation, hard work, and ultimate creativity with which they earn their education. The real foundation for innovation is student empowerment. I hope I can continue to foster that spirit."
~Dr. Michele Day
"She enables disabled students to succeed without making the students feel that they are asking for anything more than an equal footing. At a time where I was struggling with my own disabilities, this person gave me much needed encouragement."
Dr. Michele Day - Social Work
Lenita Petzold - Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services