The twenty-second annual Awards and Appreciation Reception helped eager recipients fill in the name after the ellipse.
The Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD) hosted the ceremony, which took place on Friday, April 21, 2006 at the Clara Bell Smith Academic Center. The venue pleased patrons.
Muns Scholarship recipient David Cordova said, "It was really nice to see all of those people with disabilities in one room. They really focused on what we could do today."
Among the other awards given were the Outstanding Alumnus Award, the Samaritan Scholar Award, as well as various student and staff awards. Many students like Corey Phare, winner of the Margaret A. Chmielewski Volunteer Award for his involvement with RCPD, received accolade at the reception.
" I think it's something they do every year to show everyone that they appreciate what they do for the resource center," said Phare, "I was really honored to win an award this year, but everyone at RCPD is so great, I'd do the work without recognition."
Dr. Janet Lillie, the Associate Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, said she shares Phare's sentiment. "When I heard I was to be a recipient of the award I almost started crying," she said, "I know there are many faculty on campus who spend some extra time with their RCPD students, so I'm glad my name rose to the top of the other nominations. This award means a lot to me."
Those who were unable to attend the ceremony or did not receive a nomination can look forward to another chance to be the name within the sealed envelope next year.