McBurney Center Forward in Access Awards

For the second year in a row, the McBurney Disability Resource Center took time this spring to recognize some of the critical campus partners that contribute to an inclusive campus community for students with disabilities. Members of the campus community were presented with Access Awards to recognize their efforts in supporting students with disabilities. Making the University accessible is a shared responsibility, and the McBurney Center relies on all members of the campus community to contribute to those efforts.

“There are so many wonderful faculty and staff on campus, who contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for students,” Magler said. “We wanted to take some time to recognize the good work people are doing, often without being asked to, because it’s just good practice.”


Karla Weber and Heidi Johnson
Karla Weber and Heidi Johnson, OSFA

The Office of Student Financial Aid, and specifically Heidi Johnson and Karla Weber, serve as advisors to McBurney students and contribute many hours of service to the scholarship committee. They review over 100 applications each year and score them based on financial need, taking into account any financial impact associated with each student’s disclosed disability. Their work helps ease the significant financial burden that some students with a disability face.

Check out the rest of this year’s recognized teams and individuals online