Celebrating Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Minor Honorees

Twenty-three University of Maine undergraduates were honored May 3, 2016 for completing the 24-credit Minor in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies during a celebration at Wells Conference Center. Students completing the Minor represented six academic disciplines: Child Development and Family Relations; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Elementary Education; Mathematics; Psychology; and Social Work.

Alan Cobo-Lewis, Ph.D., Director of the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies and Associate Professor of Psychology, delivered the opening welcome.

Honoree Angie Bechard delivered the student address. Stoles were presented by Stephen F. Gilson, Ph.D., Coordinator and Professor of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies and Social Work; and Elizabeth DePoy, Ph.D., Professor of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies and Social Work.

Caption for group photo:

Front row, left-to-right: Elizabeth DePoy, Rachel Harvey, Zoie Trussell, Kayla Cormier, Kayla Labrie, Andrea Evans, Amanda Travers and Adriana Martineau. Middle row, left-to-right: Alan Cobo-Lewis, Karissa Harris, Michael Tickle, Katrina Lapham, Angie Bechard, Jennifer Hoffman and Emily Sevey. Back row, left-to-right: Stephen Gilson and Brandy Carle. (Not pictured: Minor honorees Carly Dodson, Hannah Dubois, Jenessa Grant, Rachel Mahan, Courtney McCaslin, Emily Mills, Samantha Pelletier, Megan Smith and Elizabeth Weiss).