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Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer To Receive Matthew P. Sapolin Visionary Award

Baruch College to Host 8th Annual Employment and Visual Impairment Conference on Policy & Practice



 

 

NEW YORK, NY-March 4, 2015 -The Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP) at Baruch College will present Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer with the 2015 CCVIP Matthew P. Sapolin Visionary Award at the 8th Annual Employment and Visual Impairment Conference on Policy & Practice: Making It Happen. The award will be presented to BP Brewer by Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein. The award is intended to recognize and honor someone who has made an outstanding and long-lasting contribution to the advancement, well-being and full participation of people who are blind or visually impaired in all aspects of life in New York City. It was named for Matthew P. Sapolin, the first Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, who died in 2011. Borough President Brewer has been an advocate for pedestrian safety for people who are blind or visually impaired since 2007.

The annual conference, which is sponsored by the School of Public Affairs and Baruch College, will be held on Friday, March 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Building at 55 Lexington Avenue. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Lunch and refreshments are included. To view a complete listing of the workshops or to register for the event, please visit the CCVIP website.

 

WHAT:   "8th Annual Employment and Visual Impairment Conference on Policy & Practice: Making It Happen”

 

WHEN:    Friday, March 27, 2015

               8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus
               55 Lexington Avenue,
               William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, 14th Floor

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About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
Evelisse Luciano, (646) 660-6134, evelisse.luciano@baruch.cuny.edu


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