New Boston native receives award from the University of Michigan’s Council of Disability Concerns

IMG_20141021_114821_993

Joe Altizer (white and black jacket) teaching bike safety and rules of the road with students. Riding a tandem helps develop a student’s sense of balance. (photo/Liz Horvat)

On Friday, Oct. 24, New Boston native Joe Altzier received the James T. Neubacher award from the University of Michgan’s Council of Disability Concerns. The following information and photos were submitted to The Huron Hub by the Community Outreach Liaison Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC). 

 

The University of Michigan’s Council for Disability Concerns holds an annual award ceremony presenting certificates of appreciation and the James T. Neubacher award.

James T. Neubacher was an alumnus of the University of Michigan who was a columnist for The Detroit Free Press and an advocate for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. These prestigious awards are given to strong leaders and advocates for the disability community.

Anna Ercoli Schnitzer, Chair of the James T. Neubacher Award Committee presented the awards. She described self-transcendence as “reaching out beyond yourself to other people.”

Those who receive the awards promote acceptance and awareness of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life and are advocates for the civil rights of those with disabilities.

IMG_20141021_085006_381 (2)

Joe Altizer (white and black jacket) teaching bike safety and rules of the road with students. (photo/Liz Horvat)

Joe Altizer was a recipient of a 2014 University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns Certificate of Appreciation. He was a part of University of Michigan’s Dance Marathon for four years and served as the family relations chair and also the therapy relations chair. In addition, he is part of PEAC, Programs to Educate All Cyclists.

PEAC teaches children and adults with disabilities how to ride a bicycle and use it safely as a means of viable transportation. Alitizer’s nominator says “Joe’s dedication has touched the lives of families and hundreds of community members through his dedication with Dance Marathon. He is a tireless advocate of people with disabilities and encourages independence by teaching that they too can ride a bike.”

The ceremony was held on October 24, 2014 at Rackham Graduate School at University of Michigan.

 

To submit your press release and photos to the Huron Hub for publication, email Editor@HuronHub.com 

 

 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “New Boston native receives award from the University of Michigan’s Council of Disability Concerns

  1. Katia

    My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find a lot of your post’s to be precisely what I’m looking for.
    Do you offer guest writers to write content for you personally?

    I wouldn’t mind writing a post or elaborating on a few of
    the subjects you write in relation to here.
    Again, awesome blog!

    Reply
    1. huronhub Post author

      Hi Katia – thanks for your feedback. I do welcome guest writers. Are you from the Huron Township area? As long as the content is related somehow to the Huron area, it is definitely welcome here.

      Email me at ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com if you’re interested.

      Thanks,
      Scott Bolthouse
      Hub Editor In Chief

      Reply

Comment here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.