MSU RCPD was fortunate to welcome intern, Mudita Jagota, to the team during the Spring 2023 semester as one of our Ability Access Specialists. Mudita recently graduated from MSU in May 2023 with her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.
Since joining the RCPD team as an Office Aide in September 2022, Kristin’s proven leadership skills and passion for helping those with disabilities reach their fullest potential, has grown into a new opportunity as the RCPD Leadership Development and Accessible Media Coordinator.
Hannah Huey-Jones, RCPD Ability Access Specialist
May 26, 2023
This spring, the RCPD hosted two informational webinars aimed at high school counselors and special education teachers. This virtual training provided high school counselors and special education staff with information about how to help disabled students make the transition to college.
Jennifer Wright, Special Projects Consultant
May 10, 2023
The Stern Tutoring and Alternative Techniques for Education (STATE) Program wrapped up a successful Spring 2023 semester. As one of the Signature Programs for RCPD, STATE provides critical support for students who are struggling academically.
Tyler Smeltekop, Assistant Director of Assistive Technology Innovation
May 9, 2023
Michigan State University's Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) Stern Tutoring and Alternative Techniques for Education (STATE) program is an innovative initiative that aims to help MSU students with learning disabilities who are on academic probation or at risk of falling on probation.
Tower Guard, a sophomore student volunteer organization, celebrates their success of another year of service and community building. Tower Guard's vice president, Sakari Wilcox, summarizes their year and the memories they made together.
Jennifer Kirk, an instructor in the MSU Biological Science Program, is the recipient of the 2023 RCPD Spirit of Ability Award. This award is given to leaders within the MSU community who are compassionate and who create welcoming and inclusive environments that provide opportunities for all.
Christina Whetsel, a College of Veterinary Medicine student (CVM), will receive the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities 2023 Student Leadership and Service Award for her contributions that bring awareness, inclusion, and accessibility to the greater MSU community.
Megan Weil, a Zoology major who graduates in May 2023, will receive the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities 2023 Student Leadership and Service Award for her contributions that bring awareness, inclusion, and accessibility to the greater MSU community.
Sabrina Seldon, Tower Guard PR Chair
April 24, 2023
On the morning of Saturday, March 25 hundreds gathered outside the Michigan State University auditorium despite the rainy, cold weather. Community members, faculty and students came out to support the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) which serves nearly 3,000 spartans.
Each year, the MSU Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities recognizes the accomplishments, leadership, and dedication of notable alumni. This year, Dr. Robyn Limberg, DMV, was nominated by Virginia Martz, RCPD Lead Ability Access Specialist, to receive the prestigious Outstanding Alumni Award.
In partnership with MSU Recreational Sports and Fitness and Occupational Therapist Cindy Horgan, RCPD is sponsoring two new opportunities for fitness and movement classes for MSU students with disabilities.
This annual event is hosted annually in the spring semester to raise awareness on adaptive sports and alternative ways of exercising. Participants leave the event with knowledge on new sports and a widened perspective on accessibility and inclusivity.
We are honored to announce that our very own Colleen Floyd, Ability Access Specialist with RCPD who works with neurodivergent staff and students at Michigan State, was awarded the Disability Service Provided Award. In addition to her contributions as an Ability Access Specialist, Colleen is the staff co-advisor for the Council for Students with Disabilities (CSD) and works with our staff members on expanding disability education and accessibility to the MSU community!
Spartan Ties is a fun, interactive weekly meet-up hosted by MSU’s Tower Guard student volunteers in partnership with the RCPD, providing an opportunity for students registered with the RCPD to meet new friends and try new things. No specialists, no advisors, just students! Events will cover a range of topics and locations, such as meals, casual conversation, and stress reduction.
Two institutions, who are rivals, come together each year on the eve of the Michigan vs. Michigan State Football game to honor one great person, Alex Powell, and for one great cause—Alex’s Great State Race (AGSR).