Central Ohio Technical College banner ad

Connie Zang receives prestigious 2013 Dick Maxwell Award

| April 18, 2013

NEWARKThe Ohio State University and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) announced that Connie Zang, director, Office of Disability Services and Counseling (ODS) has been honored with the 2013 Dick Maxwell Award for outstanding contributions to the Office for Disability Services.

Award: Pictured are Lois J. Harris, director, Office for Disability Services, The Ohio State University and Connie Zang, director, Office of Disability Services and Counseling, The Ohio State University at Newark. Photo contributed to The Beacon

Award: Pictured are Lois J. Harris, director, Office for Disability Services, The Ohio State University and Connie Zang, director, Office of Disability Services and Counseling, The Ohio State University at Newark. Photo contributed to The Beacon

The Dick Maxwell Award recognizes contributions made to “significantly improving or enhancing the quality for the higher educational experience in ways that make a substantial difference for a student with a disability… contributing to outstanding and sustained improvement in the services provided by the Office for Disability Services.”

The award is named for Richard Maxwell, a 1969 OSU graduate who was paralyzed when he broke his neck scoring the winning touchdown at an OSU intramural game in 1963. Maxwell helped found Creative Living, a non-profit that provides housing for disabled students near OSU’s Columbus campus, and later become an administrator for OSU’s disability services office, advocating for wheelchair ramps and other necessities on campus to allow access for disabled students.

Category: Education

About the Author ()

Article contributed to The Beacon.

Comments are closed.