CANCELED - Thursday, April 2

4:30 pm

Cocktail reception

5 pm

Welcome and alumni awards presentation

5:30 pm

Talk by Karen Tamley



On or before March 5


On or after March 6

Registration fee includes unlimited food and beverage. Complimentary valet parking will be provided. Registration deadline March 23.

Can’t make it? Purchase a ticket for an AHS student. Simply email Kristen Kepnick.

Special guest speaker

Karen Tamley

Karen Tamley is the President and CEO of Access Living. Most recently Tamley served as the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities in Chicago where she led disability-related work in the areas of transportation, city infrastructure, technology, emergency planning, education and employment for 14 years.

In 2016, Tamley was appointed by President Obama to serve on the United States Access Board, which develops national accessibility guidelines and standards. In March of 2019, she was elected Chair of the Access Board.

In her talk, "Accessibility in Chicago: Striving to Lead the Nation," Tamley will discuss the formation of the disability rights movement and key milestones in Chicago's history, reflect on the progress made, and highlight the disability policy issues and emerging trends that now challenge the lives of people with disabilities.

2020 AHS Alumni Honorees

Grace Baranek
’81 BS OT

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Associate Dean and Chair, Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California

Samantha Bond

Loyalty Award

Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Laura Mraz
’10 MS OT, ’11 OTD

New Alum Award

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Eyas Landing, Inc. and Blue Bird Day, LLC.

Plan for your attendance

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