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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR ADELSTEIN AWARD, HONORING OUTSTANDING STUDENT WITH DISABILITY

By Selena Stevens

 

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The Adelstein Award is named for the late Carol S. Adelstein, wife of retired UK English professor Michael Adelstein. Mrs. Adelstein, who used a wheelchair because of polio, inspired people with disabilities by leading a meaningful, successful life at a time when persons with disabilities were not encouraged to be independent and contributing members of society.

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March 5, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The University of Kentucky Disability Resource Center is seeking nomination for the 2002 Adelstein Award. The award honors a UK student who has a physical, learning or medical disability and who has been an inspiration to others through academic achievement, leadership, extracurricular activities, or social and personal qualities. The award comes with a cash award.

The Adelstein Award is named for the late Carol S. Adelstein, wife of retired UK English professor Michael Adelstein. Mrs. Adelstein, who used a wheelchair because of polio, was an inspiration to persons with disabilities by leading a meaningful, successful life at a time when individuals with disabilities were not encouraged to be independent and contributing members of society.

To nominate a student, send a letter including the student's name and qualifications to the Disability Resource Center, 2 Alumni Gym, UK, Lexington, Ky. 40506-0029 or e-mail the nomination to jkarnes@uky.edu. The deadline for nominations is March 22.


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