DO-IT Mentor Wins HUB Hall of Fame Award

October 2, 2000

Congratulations to Imke Durre, a longtime active DO-IT Mentor who recently won the University of Washington's (UW) HUB Hall of Fame Award (HUB stands for Husky Union Building, the main student activity building on the UW campus). This award was given to students who have been involved in community service and student organizations for at least two years, and was established to recognize their service and contributions to the University and the community. Imke's involvement with DO-IT over the past five years helped lead to her receipt of this prestigious award. She is currently a DO-IT Mentor, facilitating discussions with Scholars over email and sharing her personal experiences as a Ph.D. candidate at the UW. She has participated in several Summer Study programs, teaching classes and leading discussion groups regarding accommodations for people with visual impairments. Additionally, Imke has delivered numerous DO-IT Show & Tell disability awareness presentations for first grade children. During these presentations, Imke shares with youngsters how people who are blind use technology to communicate gain knowledge and pursue college studies and careers.

DO-IT thanks Imke for all the hard work and energy she has given to the program, and congratulates her on this well-deserved honor.