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Dr. Brenda Cavenaugh Retires

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Dr. Brenda Cavenaugh has recently left the NRTC and entered retired life. Brenda has served at Mississippi State University for over 22 years during her 42 years in the field of blindness rehabilitation and education. She is a graduate of Arkansas State University (B.A., M.S.E.) and Mississippi State University (Ph.D.). Dr. Cavenaugh has been the Principal Investigator for many NRTC grants, and has served as NRTC Director. Among her many contributions, Brenda published research on comparative outcomes for individuals who are blind and visually impaired served by separate or combined VR agencies. She has been honored with research awards from the MSU College of Education and the National Rehabilitation Association, and received the John Maxson Outstanding Service Award from the Mississippi Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired. As Brenda continues her travels and competitive water skiing, her presence will be missed in the offices of the NRTC.