Nominations Sought for Adelstein Award

Contact: Kelley Bozeman

 

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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, 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.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 8, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky Disability Resource Center is seeking nominations for the 2004 Carol S. Adelstein Outstanding Student 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 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 of support 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 Jake Karnes. The deadline for nominations is March 19, 2004. For more information call (859) 257-2754.


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