Americans with Disabilities Act Award

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Award honors individuals whose important contributions advance education and employment opportunities for people with disabilities at the University of Montana-Missoula. The ADA Team recognizes that endeavors toward carrying on the spirit of the ADA require commitment and perseverance through challenges. Awardees continually set a high standard of excellence by honoring the importance of civil rights laws, using best quality practices, and creating innovative solutions that support the vision of the University of Montana to create a completely accessible campus.  The award comes with a $1,500 prize.

Who is eligible:
All UM faculty and staff.

Who may nominate:
Any member of the University community, including students.  

Nomination requirements:

  • A new nomination form will be posted in January
  • Letter of no more than two pages addressing why the nominee meets the intent of the award.
  • Three letters of support.
Send nominations and documentation to:
Barb Seekins, Chair, Americans with Disabilities Act Team
Foreign Student and Scholar Services
Lommasson Center 219

2015 Winner

Jennifer Schoffer Closson 
Assistant Professor
Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Previous winners include Janet Sedgley, Barb Seekins, Bernadine Gantert and President George M. Dennison.