2007 Multicultural Council Award for Leadership in Diversity

November 14, 2007


Crystal K. Pariseau, MSSW
Director of Marketing and Public Engagement
301-588-8252
cpariseau@aucd.org

For Immediate Release

Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa awarded
2007 Multicultural Council Award for Leadership in Diversity

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 Bob Stodden, PhD, Director of the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and AUCD Past-President, Lu Zeph, EdD

November 14, 2007, Washington, DC: The Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa received the 2007 Multicultural Council Award for Leadership in Diversity today at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Meeting and Conference.

The Multicultural Council Award for Leadership in Diversity is presented to an Association member or group in recognition of: their exhibited leadership and commitment to advancing programs and practices aimed toward increasing the diversity, cultural, and/or linguistic competencies, exemplary programs and practices addressing the areas of diversity, cultural, and/or linguistic competencies, significant contributions in furthering the cause of diversity understanding for the needs of families seeking disability services.

The Multicultural Council honors and recognizes the Hawaii UCEDD & LEND for hosting and supporting the Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities. The conference has for a number of years brought to the attention of the mainland the needs of Pacific Islanders with disabilities who experience additional barriers not seen on the mainland. Through the capacity of the strong ongoing conference, they have created a successful model that has increased collaborations across the network. This program truly is a network leader in diversity, cultural and linguistic competences, and excels in the dissemination of new knowledge.

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Established in 1971, AUCD is a membership organization comprised of three national networks of interdisciplinary, university-based Centers dedicated to research, education, leadership training, policy development, and direct service for people with disabilities.

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