By Elianna Novitch
College of Education students, Treye Rosenberger and Lauren Hoover, were honored at the 2019 Iowa Regents Institutions Disability Summit with the Braverman Scholarship.
Two students from the University of Iowa College of Education were honored at the 2019 Iowa Regents Institutions Disability Summit.
Treye Rosenberger, a Ph.D. student in the Counselor Education and Supervision program and Master of Arts student in the Educational Measurements and Statistics program, and Lauren Hoover, a Master of Arts student in the Rehabilitation Counseling program, were named recipients of the Braverman Scholarship. Rosenberger was awarded the scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year but was honored at this year’s Disability Summit. Hoover was this year’s 2019-20 scholarship recipient.
Through the University of Iowa Center for Advancement and the Office of Student Disability Services, the David and Rosalie Braverman Scholarship was created to encourage graduate or professional students with disabilities to advance their education at the UI. This fund was established in 1976 by David Braverman and his family to support various projects for persons with disabilities at the UI.
"We thank the family for their long support of our students with disabilities here at the University of Iowa and for the support of this scholarship," UI President Bruce Harreld said. "Their vision and generosity have assisted in many students and their dreams and successes."
Harreld presented the awards to Rosenberger and Hoover.
Rosenberger was chosen for the scholarship due to his dedicated leadership and many accomplishments. He currently serves as student director of the Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, is President of Chi Sigma Iota, an international academic and professional counseling honors society, and is a student member of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education. Rosenberger is also the former president of the UI Rehabilitation Counseling Association, a group that advocates with individuals with disabilities at the local, state, and federal level.
Hoover was selected for the scholarship due to her extensive history of volunteerism and a variety of other accomplishments. Hoover serves as a UI student representative to the American Counseling Association and is an autism respite worker. She also volunteers to help children with cancer in the family and volunteered with the Best Buddies International program for seven years in high school and during her time at the UI. Hoover also served on the University of Wisconsin shared governance committee as a faculty selected student representative to help guide policy on accessibility and accommodations for people with disabilities.
The College of Education congratulates Rosenberger and Hoover on this tremendous accomplishment.