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Coalition Opens 2016 Nominations for Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame

Student Leaders at the US Business Leadership Network Conference in Austin TX September 2015In honor of National Mentoring Month and National Thank Your Mentor Day, the National Disability Mentoring Coalition opened the 2016 Nominations for the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created to honor individuals who are making a significant difference in the lives of youth and adults with disabilities through mentoring and to raise awareness about the importance of mentoring for individuals with disabilities.

The Hall of Fame’s namesake, Susan M. Daniels, devoted her life to improving the lives of others with disabilities. As a person with a disability who achieved enormous professional and personal success, she had significant impact as a senior policy maker and as a mentor to hundreds of individuals. Susan passed away in October 2011 and the National Disability Mentoring Coalition honors her legacy through the hall of fame.

The inaugural class of inductees into the Hall of Fame was announced at the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) Conference on September 29, 2015 during the Student Leaders Networking and ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner. Twenty-five leaders and mentors were inducted in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA. 

The founding sponsors for the Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame are the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (www.meaf.org) and PolicyWorks, Inc. (www.disabilitypoclicyworks.org).

About the National Disability Mentoring Coalition: The mission of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) is to increase the awareness, quality and impact of mentoring for individuals with disabilities across the nation. Member organizations share core values and align with the Coalition’s objectives to streamline communication, standardize and systematize data collection, reduce duplication of efforts, increase mentoring opportunities, and improve outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities. Learn more about the NDMC and its Members at: www.disabilitymentors.org.

Photo Credit: Lawrence Roffee Photography

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