2007 Distinguished Achievement Award

November 14, 2007

Crystal K. Pariseau, MSSW
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For Immediate Release

Diane Nelson Bryen awarded 2007 Distinguished Achievement Award


Diane Nelson Bryen, PhD, and AUCD Past-President Lu Zeph, EdD

November 14, 2007, Washington, DC: Diane Nelson Bryen, PhD, of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University received the 2007 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. Diane Bryen is well-known for her advocacy as well as for scholarship and service. Her long record of academic accomplishments that focus on "making a difference" for and with people with disabilities and their families, makes her an appropriate candidate for this highest accolade.

She has devoted her life to serving people with disabilities, and she does it with respect, understanding and love. For Diane, to join the movement of serving people with disabilities was not a job or an employment opportunity, but rather a calling.


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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