Recipients shall be undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate (internship year) students registered with the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD), or any future successor MSU unit, enrolled in elementary or secondary education programs in the College of Education. Recipients will be selected based on evidence provided of their need for academic support related to their disability, beyond the accommodations currently required by law. Recipients will be selected by a committee comprised of at least one faculty member from the College of Education and one staff member from the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities.
About Charles and Philippa Webb
This award honors the lives of Charles and Philippa Webb, distinguished alumni of the MSU College of Education, who have made it their life's work to give back to their university through their time, talent, energy and enthusiasm for K-16 education.
Philippa Webb received a masters degree in Curriculum and Teaching from the MSU College of Education in 1995. That same year Philippa was hired by the college to serve in the Teacher Preparation program. In 1997, Philippa was hired as Coordinator for one of the Elementary Education Teacher Preparation Teams to work with program staffing, communication with the Teacher Education Department and schools, and professional development for Field Instructors who support interns' school-based learning and curriculum development. Her work includes counseling juniors, seniors and interns as they progress through the Teacher Education program on issues related to program development, courses, policy, or other ideas they wish to discuss.
Charles Webb received a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the MSU College of Education in 1982. Dr. Webb has served the university in several capacities including Executive Director of the Michigan State University Alumni Association from 1982 to 1995 and as Vice President of University Development since 1995.
Charles and Philippa are aware of and supportive of the potential of students with disabilities to contribute and they wish to support this sort of potential and subsequently encourage the participation of people with disabilities in education.