Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Nominees sought for 21st Annual James T. Neubacher Award

Each October, during Investing in Ability Week, the James T. Neubacher Award is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, or alumna/alumnus.

The award is given for significant achievements in:
• Promoting acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities.
• Advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities.
• Removing barriers to full participation in programs and services for people with disabilities.

Established by the U-M Council for Disability Concerns in October 1990, the award is a memorial to alumnus James Neubacher, who also was a columnist for the Detroit Free Press and an advocate for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.

The award includes a stipend provided by the Office of the President and is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity, the Council for Disability Concerns and the Office of the President.

The deadline for nomination submission is May 31.

More information and nomination forms are available at or by calling Anna Ercoli Schnitzer at 734-936-1402.