Centennial Snippets - Disabled Student Services

  • This office was previously known as Handicapped Services.
  • It became a full service department in 1985, serving 109 students.
    • As of 2011 this department serves 789 students.
  • John Harris was the first director and still serves as director today.
  • Bart Dodson is a famous DSS alumni.
    • He won 8 gold medals in 8 events in the '92 Paralympics Games in Barcelona, Spain.
    • He broke world records that still stand today.
    • Bart was inducted into the Wheelchair Sports USA Hall of Fame in 2001.
  • The Adaptive Technologies Center opened in 1999 in the James Walker Library.
    • Amy Burks serves as the Coordinator of this center.
  • In 2011 an adaptive recreation room opened in the Campus Recreation Center.
    • It provides fitness programs for disabled students.

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