Marietta assistant professor Bauer receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Marietta College's Dr. William Bauer, assistant professor and director of the Master of Arts in Education Program, was recently awarded an annual Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Planning Council in conjunction with HAVAR.

The Advocates for Public Policy and Change present the award annually. Bauer received it on May 23 during its annual dinner. Bauer was given the award for his efforts to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the community, educational institutions and employment.

"I was extremely honored by this recognition," Bauer said. "It was truly a surprise."

Bauer is a Senate-appointed commissioner for Ohio Legal Rights (2004-07). He was appointed as chair of the Ohio Governor's Council on People with Disabilities by both Gov. George Voinovich and Gov. Bob Taft. In March 2005, Bauer was a guest speaker at the 25th annual ACRES National Conference in Tulsa, Okla. His topic was "Increasing Access to Assistive Technology to Students with Disabilities in Rural America."