As part of Educational Services for Students Disability Resources’ recognition of October as Disability Awareness Month, the office created the Outstanding Faculty Advocate Award. Students registered with the office were asked to nominate faculty members who were exceptional advocates for students with disabilities at Case Western Reserve University.
Four faculty members were identified as going above and beyond to assist students with disabilities in reaching their academic and professional goals and promoting a culture of inclusion both in and out of the classroom. They are:
- Nadine M. Marchi, instructor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing;
- Karie Feldman, lecturer in the Department of Sociology;
- Richard Drushel, senior instructor in the Department of Biology; and
- Catherine Rogers, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition.