2009 Distinguished Achievement Award
November 10, 2009
|Lu Zeph (center) accepts the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award with AUCD President Michael Gamel McCormick (left) and AUCD President-Elect Tamar Heller (right)|
Lu Zeph awarded 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award
Lucille Zeph, EdD, of the Center Community Inclusion & Disability Studies, University of Maine, recieved the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award today at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Meeting and Conference.
The award is the highest accolade presented by AUCD and is given to individuals or organizations making distinguished lifetime contributions to people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Dr. Zeph has been director of the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies at the University of Maine since 1992. She founded, chartered, and has guided this UCEDD to address disability within a progressive framework that acknowledges contemporary realities and needs in policy, teaching, research, and practice while pushing the boundaries of thinking and action towards broader and more potent advancement of human rights, universal access, and human potential.
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.