Outreach Fair

Linder Williams, coordinator of Disability Access Services at UMSL, speaks Wednesday at the Veterans and Individuals with Disability Vendor Resources Fair. (Photos by August Jennewein)

The University of Missouri–St. Louis celebrated 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a trio of events this week. Following a kick-off event Tuesday, UMSL Tritons basketball players and cheerleaders raised awareness by hosting a “Shoot from the Hip” event that involved shooting basketballs while sitting in a wheelchair.

Shoot from the Hip

Sophomore UMSL cheerleader Jacklyn Guccione takes her best shot during the “Shoot from the Hip” activity while classmates (from left) Julie Jurasits, Antanisha Lewis and Sydney Skaggs look on.

UMSL also held a Veterans and Individuals with Disability Vendor Resources Fair on Wednesday featuring the Epilepsy Foundation, Challenge Unlimited, author Roosevelt Mitchel, Rehab Services for the Blind, Paraquad, Boeing and the UMSL Recreation and Wellness Center. The fair’s purpose was for employers to collaborate with other agencies and companies to better recruit qualified job candidates who are veterans or have a disability. The St. Louis Industry Liaison Group; Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at UMSL; and Health, Wellness, Counseling and Disability Services at UMSL hosted the event.

Additional sponsors for the events included UMSL Student Affairs, UMSL Athletics, the UMSL Bookstore, UMSL’s Office of Student Life, Partners in Life and Prevention and Sodexo.

The UMSL Experience

Ryan Heinz

Ryan Heinz