As part of Disability Culture Month, 12 University of Missouri community members have been recognized for their achievements in advancing accessibility.
The Lee Henson Access Mizzou Awards, named after a former Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator at MU, honor students, faculty and staff who work to make the university a more inclusive place for people with disabilities. This is the tenth year Mizzou has celebrated the award.
Gabriela Ionita, a student worker in the Digital Media and Innovation Lab, received this award for the work she did on making the library’s web maps more accessible.
Congrats to Gabriela!
Congratulations to Ashley Granger! Ashley has been selected as a recipient of the Fall 2023 Staff Advisory Council Education Award! She will receive a reimbursement of $400 to help defray the costs of education in accordance with her submitted application.
Congratulations to Ashley Granger! Ashley has been selected as a recipient of the Summer 2023 Staff Advisory Council Staff Development Award.
In addition, Ashley has been accepted into MU’s Master of Library and Information Science program. She will start in the fall.
Congratulations to Rachel Alexander, who, in addition to serving as our HSL research support librarian, is pursuing a graduate degree in nursing research. Her poster won 2nd place in the Behavioral & Social Sciences category at Show Me Research Week.
Congratulations to Rebecca Graves! Her membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals has been renewed at the distinguished level.
At the Spring 2023 General Faculty Meeting, Noël Kopriva from the Engineering Library was recognized by the Faculty Council Executive Committee. Noël along with Liz Harrison from MU Extension have served as Co-Chairs of the NTT Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee and they were selected as the recipient of 2022-23 Shared Governance Award in the group category. We are all so proud of Noël’s work in this area and so happy to see her work being recognized at the campus level. During Wednesday’s meeting, Noël and Liz were presented with a plaque by President Choi. Congratulations Noël!