DO-IT Prof and Two Team Members Receive Achievement Awards

Nancy Rickerson, DO-IT Staff

The DO-IT Prof project received the 2002 annual Achievement Award for outstanding program accomplishments from the Washington Association of Postsecondary Education and Disability (WAPED). DO-IT received this prestigious award for its contributions in advancing awareness and program development in support of postsecondary students with disabilities. Over the past three years, the Prof Team (23 colleges and their partner schools across the nation) have delivered hundreds of presentations at colleges, universities, and conferences, educating thousands of faculty and administrators regarding significant educational issues for postsecondary students with disabilities. The DO-IT Prof project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education (Grant number P333QA990138-01). For more information, check out The Faculty Room at

Deb Casey Powell, Dean of Student Affairs at South University in Palm Beach Florida and DO-IT Prof Team member, has been awarded the Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)-Region III. This award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the profession and to creating campus environments that promote student learning. Ms. Casey-Powell has been a member of the DO-IT Prof Team and has delivered DO-IT Prof presentations at national conferences.

Al Souma, Director of Disability Support Services at Seattle Central Community College and a DO-IT Prof Team Member, was awarded the 2002 AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Access and Disability) Professional Recognition Award for his outstanding achievement and contributions to the field of disabled student services. This award distinguishes those AHEAD members who go the extra mile to provide services to students with disabilities. Al has presented Academic Accommodations for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities and other DO-IT Prof professional development training at colleges and conferences nationwide. Please join DO-IT in congratulating these colleagues.