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Empowering Employees: Part of the Empowering Carolina Series to Raise Awareness of Resources and Programs for Individuals with Disabilities at UNC-Chapel Hill

The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office will host Empowering Employees on Thursday, April 21, 2016, to celebrate the contributions of employees with disabilities at UNC-Chapel Hill and to share information about empowering individuals with disabilities within our workforce. The event is scheduled for 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Student Union in room 2518A-B. Bagels and coffee will be served.

The event will include a feature presentation from Thomas Colclough, deputy district director of the Charlotte district office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which will reflect on accomplishments since the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) more than 25 years ago, discuss recommendations for ADA initiatives at colleges and universities, and highlight emerging issues. The event will also include a panel discussion with University employees and managers, who will share their experiences and insight into the accommodations process at Carolina. Panel members include:

  • Tracy Agnew, Human Resources Manager, Facilities Services Division
  • Penny Elliott, Crew Leader, Facilities Services, Housekeeping
  • Chip Fehr, Facility Maintenance Supervisor, Building Services
  • Dawud Hilliard, Facility Director, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Angenette McAdoo, Employee and Management Relations Manager, Office of Human Resources
  • Meenu Tewari, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning

Those who attend the event will also have the opportunity to speak with local and campus accessibility resources.

Empowering Employees is one of the programs in the new Empowering Carolina series launching this month at Carolina. Empowering Carolina brings departments and organizations across campus together to host disability awareness initiatives and programs over the course of the year. Additional Empowering Carolina events that will be taking place in April include a student panel on non-visible disabilities on April 14 that is hosted by Accessibility Resources & Service and the Bridge the Gap Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on April 23 that is hosted by the organization and the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. Learn more about these events >>