Thursday, October 15th, 11:30am

Disability Awareness Day Celebration

With Paralympian Mark Wellman

According to the 2005 U.S. Census, about one in five U.S. residents reported some level of disability. At Bates, Disability Support Services serves nearly 200 students annually. On Thursday, Oct. 15 at 11:30 a.m., Bates will celebrate Disability Awareness Day with a presentation from Paralympian Mark Wellman.

Wellman, a nationally acclaimed author, filmmaker and motivational speaker, was paralyzed in a mountain climbing accident. He is a two-time Paralympian and former Yosemite Park Ranger. Wellman was the first paraplegic to ascend the park’s El Capitan and Half Dome and to sit-ski unassisted across the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.

Organizers of the celebration selected Wellman to help recognize the 2010 Paralympics in Vancouver, Canada.

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Kathy Flores
Bates Technical College, Auditorium
1101 S. Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA, 98405
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