Al Souma, Director of Disability Support Services at Seattle Central Community College and a DO-IT Prof Team Member, was awarded the 2002 AHEAD Professional Recognition Award (APRA) for his outstanding work in disabled student services. Al has presented "Academic Accommodations for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities" and DO-IT Prof professional development training at universities, colleges, and conferences nationwide. He is an invited speaker at many professional development events.
What is the APRA?
The APRA recognizes outstanding achievement and contributions to the field of disabled student services by AHEAD members. Any AHEAD member who has implemented an innovative idea or project, conducted research, or demonstrated outstanding dedication to the field of disabled student services is eligible to be nominated for recognition. The APRA is an award that distinguishes those AHEAD members who go the extra mile to provide services to students with disabilities.
When and how is recognition given?
Any AHEAD member selected for this honor is recognized at the annual AHEAD Conference. A plaque is presented to or mailed to the recipient.
The AHEAD Professional Recognition Award (APRA) was created to recognize outstanding contributions by AHEAD members to the field of Disabled Student Services. The award may recognize outstanding dedication, research or a project that has contributed to the field of Disabled Student Services and the success of students with disabilities in higher education.
Our hats are off to you, Al!
Congratulations, and many thanks for your outstanding work!