DO-IT Director Receives Robert Greenberg Award for Innovation

August 5, 2007

Sheryl Burgstahler is the recipient of the 2007 Robert Greenberg Award for Innovation, which was presented at the annual Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) Conference in Minneapolis, MN, on July 31st, 2007.

The Dr. Robert Greenberg Award for Innovation is given to a person, institution, employer or program/initiative that demonstrates cutting-edge and new techniques or strategies in the area of preparing or recruiting or hiring college students with disabilities. Dr. Robert Greenberg, the Co-Founder of Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD), recently retired after a 21-year distinguished career as the Director of Career Services at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Bob provided the foundation for COSD, based on his vision to be more inclusive of college students with disabilities in his Career Services office. That vision has grown to a national organization that is continuing to expand and be more influential in assisting college students with disabilities in planning and executing their future careers.

Dr. Burgstahler directs Accessible Technology Services and Outreach and is the founder and director of DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology, at the University of Washington in Seattle. DO-IT's many projects promote the success of students with disabilities in academic programs and careers and employ technology as an empowering tool.