Distinguished Achievement Award
Awarded to a person with a disability who has demonstrated imagination, perseverance, resolve, and an indomitable spirit in working to overcome barriers in their lives resulting in a better quality of life for themselves and others. When making nominations for this award, volunteer work, part time and full time employment is a consideration but not a requirement.
2017 Liam Cornwall, VCU Graduate 2016 Matthew Barkley, Fairfax County Government Paul Hoelschen, DARS 2015 Natasha H. Sherman 2014 Eli Dimsey Walgreens 2013 Sam Leckrone, Staunton, VA Virginia Department of Transportation Greg Gorman, Richmond, VA Willow Oaks Country Club 2011 Dominique (Nikki) Meyers-Griffin CNA, Charlottesville Kalyn Hutson Surgical Care Technician, Richmond 2009 Jennifer Woodward Department of Rehabilitative Services, Policy & Planning Unit 2008 Tazewell Winston & Erika Umbarger 2007 Janice Austin, Department of Rehabilitative Services 2006 Tim Downing, PBX Operator 2005 C.L. & Denise Brown Eastern Shore, VA