Access Achievement Award

The Access Achievement Award is given to a faculty or staff member who offers and develops superior opportunities for equal access to students with disabilities.

How to nominate...


All UMN Crookston faculty or staff are eligible for the Access Achievement Award.

Evaluation Criteria

Nominees are evaluated on their contributions to improve the quality of academic or campus life for students with disabilities at UMN Crookston. 

Nomination Procedure

Faculty and staff may be nominated by students or Disability Resource Center staff and are vetted through both. Nominations are accepted in April for the awards ceremony in May.

Past Recipients...

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Past Recipients...

Award Recipients




  • Christine Bakke


  • Ashley Stopa


Lacy Anderson and Jack Lesser who received the Access Achievement Award in 2019
Matt Simmons and Kelsey Torgerson received the Access Achievement Award in 2018 (pictured with Gayle Myers)
Stopa and Myers