CeDAR Honors is an event which will recognize individuals and groups from the FAMU and Tallahassee community for their accomplishments as, or supporters of, persons with disabilities.
We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to nominate your colleagues, students, staff, community members, and friends for one or more CeDAR Honors. Please review the award categories and nominate a worthy recipient. Nominations must be received by September 1st annually. Your nominations can be sent to Cedar@famu.edu. Please include a brief statement on why the nominee should receive the award.
CeDAR HONORS CATEGORIES
CeDAR TRAILBLAZER AWARD
This distinguished award is the highest CeDAR Honor. It recognizes the exceptional accomplishments by a FAMU Alumnus. This individual may be honored for his/her sustained efforts in areas of advocacy, education, legislation, accessibility, medicine, or rehabilitation. This individual’s efforts have made a significant impact on the quality of life for persons with disabilities. This individual may also be a former LDEC/CeDAR participant honored for his/her outstanding career accomplishments, contradicting the stereotypes of persons with disabilities in the workforce.
CeDAR VISIONARY AWARD
This award is presented to a FAMU Administrator who through his/her work and deeds promote the mission, vision, and core values of the CeDAR. This individual leads with integrity and exhibits a sincere desire to create a campus environment where persons with disabilities are given equal and full access to all that is FAMU.
CeDAR PACESETTER AWARD
This award recognizes a FAMU faculty member whose actions and deeds promote the mission, vision, and core values of the CeDAR. This individual utilizes methods of instruction that are considerate of the needs of students with disabilities; provides academic and professional support for students with disabilities; and works to ensure that academic accommodations are properly implemented.
CeDAR BOLSTER AWARD
This award recognizes a FAMU staff member whose actions and deeds promote the mission, vision, and core values of the CeDAR. This individual embodies the FAMU motto of “Excellence with Caring” and exhibits a sincere desire to support and accommodate students with disabilities.
CeDAR LEGACY AWARD
This award recognizes FAMU students with disabilities for their scholastic achievements at the University, leadership and service to the FAMU and Tallahassee community, and embodiment of the characteristics that represent FAMU’s legacy of excellence.
CeDAR PARTNERSHIP AWARD
This award recognizes organization or FAMU department whose actions and deeds promote the mission, vision, and core values of the CeDAR. These organizations assist the CeDAR with promoting and supporting the delivery of services to students with disabilities.
CeDAR SERVANT HEART AWARD
This award recognizes an individual or organization who has contributed exceptional service as a volunteer and/or advocate for persons with disabilities throughout the FAMU and/or surrounding community.