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Farrow, McDonnall, & LeJeune Receive MAER Awards

Farrow, Mcdonnall, and LeJeune receive Maer Award

Members of the NRTC staff were recently honored for their positive impact in the field of visual impairment during the 2016 Mississippi Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (MAER) Conference held at the Mississippi Library Commission in Jackson, Mississippi.

Kendra Farrow, research and training associate, received the Kathryn Stroble Blind Career Achievement Award, which is given to a legally blind individual who has successfully prepared for and received recognition for accomplishments in a professional career.

Michele McDonnall, director of the NRTC, received the Employment Opportunity Development Award, which is given to an individual making significant contributions in assisting blind persons to achieve their rightful place in the working world and in society.

BJ LeJeune, training supervisor, received the Sam Johnson Award. This award is selected by a committee composed of the past president, president, and president-elect and given to an individual who has been particularly helpful and supportive to MAER and members of its leadership committee.