Tuesday, April 30, 2019

UATP director, volunteer receive awards

Sachin poses with his award, flanked by two officials
Dr. Pavithran received his award at a ceremony on the Utah State University campus.

Two people from the UATP organization were recognized this month for their service to the community. We are proud to work with them!

Dr. Sachin Pavithran

Sachin received the Utah State University Presidential Award for Civic and Community Engagement in the staff category, recognizing his leadership in advancing collaboration between USU and the greater community. He was nominated “for his tireless advocacy on behalf of persons with disabilities,” according to a press release from USU’s Center for Community Engagement. “He’s worked internationally, with federal agencies in the U.S., with individual states and countless individuals, and recently assumed the policy director role in the Center for Persons with Disabilities. His work for CPD using a data- driven approach to advocacy for civil rights and inclusion at all levels of society makes USU a leader in giving people with disabilities a voice in public policy.”

Volunteer Mike Stokes 

Mike was recognized by the CPD’s Public & School Partnership during the organization’s National Service and Volunteer Recognition Day awards, for his tireless contributions to the Utah Assistive Technology Program. He received a certificate from UServeUtah, signed by Lt. Governor Spencer Cox.

Mike shakes hands with Bora Lee
Mike Stokes receives his award in Logan's Historic Courthouse