2011 Outstanding Achievement Award
November 9, 2011
|Elisabeth Dykens (center) with AUCD President-Elect Tony Antosh and AUCD President Dan Crimmins|
The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes a UCEDD, LEND, or IDDRC executive, faculty, or staff member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the wider community.
Elisabeth May Dykens, PhD
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Vanderbilt University
For Your Scholarship, Leadership, Vision, and Thoughtful Mentoring
"Dr. Dykens has been my postdoctoral supervisor for the past 2 years and I could not have asked for a better mentor...Her breadth of knowledge, passion, and genuine care for the field of disabilities and more importantly, for the well-being of individuals with disabilities, are certainly hard to miss. She is always so encouraging-to be curious, to do it better, to make a real difference. Dr. Dykens has guided, encouraged, and supported. She has listened, taught, and motivated. Above all, she has inspired..."