National Rehabilitation Association recognizes Sprong

Matthew Sprong, NIU assistant professor, Rehabilitation Services and Rehabilitation Counseling, recently received the Sylvia Walker National Multicultural Award from the National Rehabilitation Association.

The Sylvia Walker Award is named after a professor, researcher and director of the first federal Research and Training Center (RTC) focused on minority issues and disability, who served as a longtime advocate for multicultural issues in rehabilitation. Established in 2004, the award recognizes a National Rehabilitation Association member/group or organization who addresses multicultural issues at the local regional or national level, and maintains and stimulate the association’s focus on diversity and multiculturalism as a part of society.


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