Katie Terrell, Educational Specialist (EdS) student in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, College of Education and HDI Research Assistant, has been named the 2016 Paul Kevin Burberry Award winner! This award is HDI’s highest student honor, and is given to a student involved with HDI who has exemplified in his or her life the leadership, advocacy and commitment to persons with disabilities and their families that Kevin demonstrated in his own life.
Co-nominator Barry Whaley stated, “Katie has always gone above and beyond … She has personally mentored no fewer than six students with developmental disabilities, facilitating their successful completion of postsecondary courses.”
Katie has also completed the Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities, and presented on her research on Mentoring Partnerships for College Students with Disabilities at the 2015 AAIDD conference in Louisville, Kentucky. She has also been the HDI Trainee Liaison to the Association of University Centers on Disabilities for 2015-2016.