Student and Academic Life

Disability Resource Center Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 Adelstein Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2019) — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Carol S. Adelstein Outstanding Student Award. First presented in 1984, this award is given annually to a student with a disability who inspires the University of Kentucky community. 

"The Adelstein Award is important because it provides the opportunity to recognize a student with a disability that is making a positive impact on the university. And their efforts are not necessarily focused on disability related issues, more often they focus on improving the entire student population and the university as a whole," said David Beach, director of the Disability Resource Center. "In the not too distant past, these students would not have had the opportunity to access a college education, but now they are benefiting our collective community."

"The efforts of the recipient serve as a reminder that diversity and inclusion have universal benefits and truly improve the university for the better," Beach said. 

Nominees are expected to excel in one or more of the following areas:

  • academic achievement;
  • leadership;
  • extracurricular activities; and/or
  • social and/or personal qualities.

Nominees may be full- or part-time students and the nomination should include the student’s name and a letter of support describing how the student has exhibited behavior in line with the award qualification. 

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Nominations should be submitted to: Disability Resource Center, Multidisciplinary Science Building, Suite 407 or emailed to dtbeach@uky.edu.

The award ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m., April 12, in The 90 in the Fresh Approach dining area.

For more information, contact the DRC at 859-257-2754.

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