In partnership with the Rotary Club of West Springfield, Northern Virginia Community College’s Office of Disability Services had a Service Animals Awareness Campaign Competition and will award the three NOVA winners at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 27 at the Springfield Golf and Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, VA 22003.
Director of Disability Support Services Dr. Estela Landeros explained that the campaign invited NOVA students attending the Design Studio in Alexandria to help the Office of Disability Services design posters, flyers, bookmarks and television advertisements to be presented at all six NOVA campuses. The Office of Disability Services created this campaign in response to a veteran student with a service dog being denied access to a public area on one of NOVA’s campuses.
After enlisting the support of the Rotary Club of West Springfield, the Office of Disability received $2,500 in scholarship funds that will be awarded to the winners, Keven Ramirez (first place, $1,250), Logan Matthews (second place, $750) and Christine Weeks (third place, $500). President Scott Ralls will present the students with their awarded scholarship funds. Alexandria Campus Dean of Liberal Arts Dr. Jim McClellan will also be present to recognize the students for their achievements.
For more information about this event and the Office of Disability’s recent campaign, contact Dr. Estela Landeros at (703) 764-5032 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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