The Braille Monitor                                                                                               May, 2002

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Three people are pictured in academic regalia.  Joanne Wilson holds her honorary degree

 

NFB President Marc Maurer, RSA Commissioner Joanne Wilson, and Menlo College President James Waddell

On April 15, 2002, Menlo College honored Joanne Wilson, Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration, U.S. Department of Education. During the morning the institution sponsored a disability rights seminar in honor of the occasion. Presenters were Fredric Schroeder, Past Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration; Marc Maurer, NFB President; Chris Jones, Vice President of Windows Clients for Microsoft; and Curtis Chong, NFB Director of Technology. The degree ceremony took place following a luncheon and program. Commissioner Wilson herself spoke at 1:00 p.m. on the topic of "Reaching Greater Heights." The ceremony awarding her the Doctor of Humane Letters then took place, followed by a reception. A number of Federation leaders from across the country attended the day's events.

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