Annual Meeting and Awards Reception

Ziemann A, 8th Floor, South Tower
@ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Art Flower
A Flower by Sally, Pakistan From the Harvey A. Stevens International Collection of Art by People with Developmental Disabilities


The Friends of the Waisman Center hosts this annual event for members of the Friends organization; community supporters of the Waisman Center; and Waisman Center faculty, staff, and students.

Welcome and Friends Update

Christina Martin-Wright, President, Friends of the Waisman Center

Waisman Center Update & Announcement of the Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships

Qiang Chang, PhD, Director, Waisman Center

  • Jerome Choi, nominated by Daifeng Wang, Ph
  • Emily Skaletski, nominated by Brittany Travers, PhD

Friends of the Waisman Center Awards

Student Awards:
Graduate Student Awards, IDDRC
• Soraya Sandoval, nominated by Xinyu Zhao, PhD

Graduate Student Award, UCEDD
• Tori Fleming, nominated by Gail Chodron, PhD

Undergraduate Student Awards, IDDRC
• Paige DeGrave, nominated by Bernadette Gillick, PhD, MSPT

Staff Awards:
• Rick Keir, nominated by Jacob Werla
• Angelica Salinas, nominated by Maureen Durkin, PhD, DrPH

Family Appreciation Award:
• Larry & Heather Huismann, nominated by Sigan Hartley, PhD, & Brad Christian, PhD

FFI: or 608.263.5837