COD

Awards

The Strache Leadership Award

The Strache Leadership Award was established and first presented in 1988 to Dr. Fred Strache.The award acknowledges the leadership of the recipient in the field of disability and technology.Specifically, the award acknowledges that the recipient continues to educate, to work with students as an educator and as a mentor, while remaining a leader in their respective field through publications, presentations and research.

Dr. Fred Strache

Dr. Fred Strache had held many positions, including VP for Student Affairs.He was a very active and progressive administrator, but his primary emphasis was always on students. Regardless of the type of project discussed with him, he would be supportive, but always ask what the benefits to our students would be.

Recipients 

1988 - 1997

  • 1988 - Dr. Fred Strache
  • 1989 - John Millen, California Department of Rehabilitation
  • 1990 - Allan Brightman, Apple Computers
  • 1991 - Pacific Telesis Foundation
  • 1992 - LAX Marriott Hotel
  • 1993 - Jacquelyn Brand
  • 1994 - Dr. Lawrence Scadden
  • 1995 - Deborah Kaplan
  • 1996 - Ralf Hotchkiss
  • 1997 - Rachel Wobschall

1998 - 2007

  • 1998 - Gregg Vanderheiden
  • 1999 - Norm Combs
  • 2000 - Carol Cohen
  • 2001 - David Beukelman
  • 2002 - Albert Cook
  • 2003 - Patrick McKenna
  • 2004 - Pegi Young
  • 2005 - Dinah Cohen
  • 2006 - Michael Spagna
  • 2007 - John Williams

2008 - 2017

  • 2008 - James Fruchterman
  • 2009 - Richard DeVylder
  • 2010 - Klaus Miesenberger
  • 2011 - Alan D. Muir
  • 2012 - Sheryl Burgstahler
  • 2013 - Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer
  • 2014 - Dr. David H. Rose
  • 2015 - Dr. Harry Murphy
  • 2016 - Dr. Catherine S. Fichten
  • 2017 - Clayton Lewis