A History of Firsts

Illinois First University to Receive Barrier-Free America Award
February 13, 2013

Paralyzed Veterans of America awarded the 2012 Barrier-Free America Award to the Nugent Residence Hall and the Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES) Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, for all of their efforts towards accessibility and the accessible design of Nugent Hall. The award was presented at the Paralyzed Veterans 2012 Americana Gala October 2, 2012.

Tanya Gallagher, Dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois, accepted the award. Full article can be found at:  http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6357755/apps/s/content.asp?ct=12220597.