The University of Kentucky Disability Resource Center held its annual awards ceremony Friday, April 14, at The 90. Several students, as well as faculty and staff, were honored at the ceremony with scholarships and awards.
Among the awards given out was the Adelstein Award. The Adelstein Award was first awarded in 1984 and is annually presented to the student with a disability who best serves as an inspiration to the UK community through excellence in any or all of the following: academics, leadership, extracurricular activities and social and personal qualities. It is named for Carol Adelstein who was a successful person with a disability and wife of a UK professor.
Stuart Ford, from Cleveland, Ohio, was one of the award recipients. Ford is a community and leadership development student in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. He has a strong resume in terms of his accomplishments as a student in the classroom, in the community and as an athlete, particularly with volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House and playing on UK men's soccer team.