Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, April 26, 2013

Nominations sought to recognize those who champion disability issues

Nominations are now being accepted for the 24th annual James T. Neubacher Award. The deadline for nomination submissions is June 1.


Learn more about the award and download nomination forms.

• For more information, contact Anna Ercoli Schnitzer at 734-936-1402 or

The award is presented to a faculty or staff member, student, alumna or alumnus 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.

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

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

The award is presented during Investing in Ability events in October.