Human Relations Disabilities Awards Luncheon

October - Disabilities Employment Awareness Month

  

2013 Theme: Because We Are Equal to the Task
U.S. Department of Labor: www.dol.gov/odep/

Annual Disabilities Awards Luncheon

Thursday -  October 17,2013
Wilson Country Club
12 noon - 1:30 pm
Tickets $12 per person

Keynote speaker: Twana Wiliams, author of "Unarmed But Dangerous"

2013 Disabilities Employment Award Winners

  • Employee of the Year - Jenine Deans, K&W Cafeteria
  • Employer of the Year - Roses of Wilson
  • Educator of the Year - Cassie Blackmon, BO Barnes Elementary  
  • Professional of the Year - Cindy Dixon, Diversified Opportunities
  • Advocate of the Year - no nominations received

Awards: 

  • Employee of the Year - recognizes an individual who has distinguished themselves in their place of employment.
  • Employer of the Year  - recognizes businesses who have exceptional record of hiring or facilitiating the employment of persons with disabilities and have made efforts towards creating a barrier free work environment.
  • Educator of the Year - recognizes individual who have distinquesd themselved in the field of teaching children in elementary, middle, high school or professional training programs
  • Professional of the Year - recognizes individuals in any human services field who interacts with children or adults with disabilities
  • Advocate of the Year - recognizes individuals who raise awareness and assist with improving the quality of life for disabled citizens

Nomination forms can printed by clicking on the form below.

Past Award Winners:

2012 Disabilities Employment Award Winners

  • Employee of the Year - Larry Patterson, Piggly Wiggly
  • Employer of the Year - BT&T, Elaine Guthrie & Meredith Jinks
  • Educator of the Year - Annikko Gorham, Winstead Elementary School
  • Professional of the Year - Michael White, Diversified Opportunties 
  • Advocate of the Year - no nominations received

2011 Disabilities Employment Award Winners

  • Employee of the Year - Dewy Rosemond, Barton College - ARAMARK 
  • Employer of the Year - Texas Steakhouse
  • Educator of the Year - Lucinda Pollock
  • Advocate of the Year - Wilson Rotary Club
  • Professional of the Year - no nominations received

2010 Disabilities Employment Award Winners

  • Employee of the Year: Troy "Bud" Walker, Vocational Rehab
  • Professional of the Year: Cathy Parker, Tri County Industries
  • Advocate of the Year: Kay Bunch, ARC
  • Educator of the Year: Vivian Roach, Wilson County Schools
  • Employer of the Year: Lowe's Home Improvement of Wilson
 2009 Disabilities Employment Award Winners:
  • Employee of the Year: Molly Thomas, Hilton Hotels
  • Professional of the Year: Marsha Vick, Beddingfield High School
  • Advocate of the Year: Ruby Reid-Meeks, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Educator of the Year: Kari McCollough, Beddingfield High School
  • Employer of the Year: Marshalls of Wilson

  For more information, contact the Human Relations Office by calling 399-2308.

 

Downloads

2013 Disabilities Awards nomination form 2013 Disabilities Awards nomination form (216 KB)
2013 We Are Equal poster 2013 We Are Equal poster (204 KB)