A&M International Faculty Lauded For Work With Disabled Students

Two Texas A&M International University faculty members were recognized by the University's Office of Disabled Student Services for their outstanding work helping disabled students.

Dr. Julio F. Madrigal, Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Sociology, and Dr. Michael S. Yoder, Assistant Professor of Geography, were presented with certificates of recognition during a brief ceremony held in the University's Great Room.

The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Stephen Brown, the University's Dean of Student Affairs, and Debra Russell Coordinator of Disabled Student Services at A&M International.

Each semester Russell's office recognizes two faculty members who are sensitive to the needs of disabled students and committed to insuring that academic and personal success is viable for every student. Nominations are submitted by students with disabilities who receive exceptional help from their professors.

A&M International has long recognized the importance of helping disabled students to attain their educational goals. The University's commitment to help all students can be seen at all levels, from the creation of the Office of Disabled Student Services to the architectural design of the campus, which features curbless crossways, power-assisted doors, and accessible elevators, public telephones, water fountains, service areas, and restroom facilities.

Services provided by the University's Office for Disabled Students include notetakers, tape recorders, recorded textbooks on tape, close captioned televisions, computers for learning disabled or visually impaired students, TTY telephones, counseling, testing accommodations, registration assistance, and liaison help with state agencies.

For more information on the Information Fair for disabled high school students, please contact Russell at 326-2230 or visit the Office for Disabled Student Services located in Canseco Hall room 312. Their office hours are 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu