[Missouri-l] Fw: Call for Nominations for 2010 Migel Medals
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Tue Oct 13 11:36:34 CDT 2009
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Subject: Call for Nominations for 2010 Migel Medals
> AFB Announces Call for Nominations for 2010 Migel Medals
> The American Foundation for the Blind Migel Medal, the highest honor in
> the blindness field, was established in 1937 by the late M.C. Migel, the
> first chairperson of AFB, to honor professionals and volunteers whose
> dedication and achievements have significantly improved the lives of
> people who are blind or visually impaired.
> The Migel Medal Awards are given in two categories-Professional and
> Lay/Volunteer Awards.
> Professional Award nominees should be those whose career work
> significantly impacted services to people with vision loss on a national
> Prospective candidates include, but are not limited to, professionals with
> specific training and expertise in education, rehabilitation, assistive
> technology, vision rehabilitation, personnel preparation, administration,
> or related fields. They may work in the public or private sector and their
> work should span several years.
> Professional Past recipients include:
> 2009: Dr. Susan Jay Spungin, who made numerous contributions to the
> blindness field and to people with vision loss and their families, both
> domestically and internationally.
> 2008: Lou Alonso, who initiated the Teacher Preparation Program in
> Deaf-blindness and the Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Training Program at
> Michigan State University.
> Lay/Volunteer Award nominees may be volunteers or professionals not
> employed within the blindness and visual impairment field whose efforts
> have supported or extended service to people with vision loss.
> Professionals from these disciplines may include, but are not limited to,
> those who develop assistive technology equipment and software, health care
> devices, and improved medical services.
> Lay/Volunteer Past recipients include:
> 2009: Senator Tom Harkin, for being the lead sponsor of the Americans with
> Disabilities Act of 1990 and a continuous advocate for people with
> Congressman Edward Markey, for being a leading force behind accessible
> telecommunications accessibility.
> 2008: LeRoy Saunders, who expanded employment opportunities for people who
> are blind through his leadership at the Virginia Commission for the Blind
> and the Oklahoma League for the Blind.
> Nominations for AFB's Migel Medals are due by Friday, October 23, 2009,
> and should be e-mailed to Pris Rogers, Senior Site Program Manager, at
> pris at afb.net. Nominators should send a one-page description of the nominee
> and his/her accomplishments, or fill out our online nomination form at
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