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News Release 99-67

For Release: September 2, 1999

Barbara L. Kakiris
(Phone: 216/433-2513)

Lori J. Rachul
(Phone: 216/433-8806)

NASA Glenn Recognized as Advocate of People with Disabilities by Governor's Council

John M. Hairston, Jr., director of External Programs at NASA Glenn Research Center, recently accepted an award from the Governor's Council on People with Disabilities for Glenn's long-standing commitment and support of the High School/High Tech Program, a collaboration between Glenn, United Cerebral Palsy and Cleveland area schools.

"NASA Glenn's involvement in the High School/High Tech program has given over 300 teens a better idea of potential careers to consider. We believe this has opened new vistas for many of these young people as they determine their lives' vocational goals," said Bill Priest, chair of the Employment Committee of the Governor's Council on People with Disabilities, as he presented the award.

Hairston and members of Glenn's Office of Equal Opportunity and Educational Programs Office were recognized during the Council's Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon on August 19 in Columbus, OH.

This year marks Glenn's fifth year of participation in the High School/High Tech Program, which has been a highly successful program providing summer interning, shadowing and touring opportunities for students with disabilities in the greater Cleveland area.

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