The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Dr. Timothy Nugent during the campus-wide commencement ceremony in Memorial Stadium on May 16. Dr. Nugent founded and was the first director of the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services at Illinois, the first post-secondary academic and personal support […]
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin visited the University of Illinois campus on their Ready for Success Education Tour. They attended a practice for the Illinois wheelchair basketball program and hosted a round table discussion with University of Illinois/DRES students with disabilities. Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin stayed for the rest […]
As one of 28 land grant universities selected to participate in the Smithsonian Museum’s 2012 Folklife Festival’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, the University of Illinois highlighted its many seminal contributions to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Illinois faculty, staff and students participated in colloquia, and gave lectures on a myriad […]
Paralyzed Veterans of America awarded the 2012 Barrier-Free America Award to the Nugent Residence Hall and the Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES) Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, for all of their efforts towards accessibility and the accessible design of Nugent Hall. The award was presented at the Paralyzed Veterans 2012 Americana Gala […]
Tim Nugent was the founder and director of Division of Rehabilitation Education Services (DRES), the first post-secondary disability support service program in the world. He was also responsible for many accessibility firsts. A collection of papers and photos in the University Archives details his life and accomplishments. Learn more about Dr. Tim Nugent and see the Nugent collection […]
Illinois is first post-secondary institution to provide a support service program enabling students with disabilities to attend.