Student Accessibility Services (SAS) has four annual awards that recognize faculty, staff and students who exemplify the best in enhancing accessibility at Brown.
The SAS Sarah Volante Facilitator Award is given annually to a Brown University administrator or staff who has demonstrated exceptional awareness, inclusiveness, and support for students with disabilities.
The SAS Access Ambassador Award is given annually to a Brown University faculty who has demonstrated exceptional awareness, inclusiveness, and support for students with disabilities.
Two other awards recognize students registered with SAS. One, the SAS Catherine J. Axe Advocacy Award, focuses on advocacy for oneself or others. The other, the SAS Odyssey Award, recognizes a student who has taken a longer than typical path toward graduation but has persisted.
We welcome nominations from the Brown community for these awards. If you would like to nominate a faculty or staff please fill out this Nomination Form.
SAS Awards 2019
May 2019- SEAS was pleased to recognize faculty students and staff for their excellence around creating an accessible community at Brown.
Economics faculty Sylvia Kuo was recognized with the Access Ambassador Award. Professor Kuo provides an excellent example of supporting students with disabilities and we are proud to recognize her.
Facilities Services staff Donna Butler and Pat Vetere were recognized with Facilitator Awards for excellence in supporting students with disabilities. These two staff go the extra mile for making sure the campus is accessible especially noticeable during the winter in snow storms when shoveling is a priority.
Senior Amanda Siegel was the 2019 recipient of the Catherine J. Axe Advocacy Award. This award recognizes a student who strongly advocates for themselves or others around accessibility. Cathie Axe was present for the award and we are glad to name this recognition after her.
Senior Mary Langat was the 2019 recipient of the Odyssey Award. This award recognizes a student who has gone the extra mile in pursuit of a Brown University degree.
Student and Employee Accessibility Services at Brown University is proud to recognize these 2019 SEAS Award recipients.