Student Disability Services (SDS) is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities academic accommodationsto ensure equal accessibility to educational opportunities offered at all UCF campuses.
SDS offers a wide range of academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities based on appropriate disability documentation provided during an orientation and registration meeting with one of our SDS Coordinators. Academic accommodations help to level the playing field for students with disabilities and are not reflected on student transcripts.
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The Office of Student Disability Services would like to recognize and congratulate two of the SDES Appreciation Celebration 2013 Merit Award winners.
UCF Keeper of the Creed: Scholarship
Winner Brandon Griffin (Finance/IT)
Brandon is a third year student majoring in finance with a minor in information technology. As a result of a car accident in 2009 that left him in a coma and in critical condition for nearly a month, he contends with the mental and physical effects of traumatic brain injury. Despite these disabilities, he has excelled academically and has been named to the President's Honor Roll or dean's list each term, he is an active member of the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi, and recently received a scholarship from the Johnson Foundation to support his academic goals. He hopes to launch a career as a motivational speaker inspiring teens and young adults with the message "Education is one of the foolproof things you can accomplish for success in life." One day, he aspires to become CEO for a global company.
New Outstanding Professional: Grace Moskola
(Coordinator, Academic Support Services)
Grace continually demonstrates outstanding performance with all UCF students, faculty, employees and vendors that she encounters each and every day. She has continually shown insight and vision in her specialized area within our department that not only ensures her success in her current position but is also a huge contribution to the success of the students she works with in the classroom.
She currently oversees the responsibility of scheduling interpreters and captionists for all deaf and hard-of-hearing students every semester for all UCF campuses. She directly manages 15 UCF captionist and interpreter employees. Additionally, she coordinates with four outside agencies for the additional support required in meeting the needs of the growing deaf and hard-of-hearing student population. The number of students for whom we provide accommodations for has tripled since Grace first came to SDS. Grace has worked tirelessly to improve this service, refine our processes and to increase accessibility for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Grace handles each and every situation with professionalism and efficiency. Thank you to Grace for all of her hard work, dedication and outstanding performance.
Congratulations to Brandon and Grace on their awards. We are very proud of you both!