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DR. STUART SCHULMAN RECEIVES THE SATH “ACCESS TO FREEMDOM” AWARD FOR 2006

Feb 26, 2007
DR. STUART SCHULMAN RECEIVES THE SATH “ACCESS TO FREEMDOM” AWARD FOR 2006

Award Honors Kingsborough Community College’s Center for Economic
And Workforce Development

New York, Feb. 23 – The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH) today announced that Dr. Stuart Schulman, executive director of the Center for Economic and Workforce Development at Kingsborough Community College (KCC), in Brooklyn, New York, was the recipient of the “Access to Freedom” award for 2006 - The Steuben Eagle.

In presenting the “Access to Freedom” award, SATH honors and salutes both the unstinting devotion and far-reaching vision of Dr. Schulman which is best said by Steuben about the statue “around the world, there is no greater symbol of achievement and accomplishment. This magnificently carved statue stands proudly as a sign of outstanding success.”

The SATH award ceremony was held at the New York Times Travel Show on January 23, 2007 at Javits Center, New York and at Hilton Miami Airport in Miami, Florida on January 10, during SATH’s 11th Annual Congress. As a recipient of this prestigious award, he is in the illustrious company of President George H Bush, HRH The Prince of Wales among others.

“I am honored to have been selected as the recipient of this coveted award. I am particularly delighted that SATH chose to recognize the potential of the Center for Economic and Workforce Development at Kingsborough Community College and the promise it holds for workforce development in the five boroughs of New York,” said Dr. Schulman. “My gratitude is boundless.”

The Center for Economic and Workforce Development was established by Dr. Schulman on the campus of KCC in the fall of 2006. It encompasses both economic development and workforce development in a single functional entity. It seeks to match Kingsborough’s program and capabilities with the present and future needs of the community.

About SATH

The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH), founded in 1976, is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the United States and abroad. Members include travel professionals, consumers with disabilities and other individuals and corporations who support our mission.

About KCC

Kingsborough Community College is located on a 70-acre campus in Manhattan Beach, on the southern tip of Brooklyn, New York. It was founded in 1963 and serves approximately thirty thousand students per year, offering a wide range of credit and non-credit course in the liberal arts and career education, as well as a number of specialized programs. The campus overlooks three bodies of water: Sheepshead Bay, Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Kingsborough serves a widely diverse student population and ranks among the top community colleges in the country in associate degrees awarded to minority students.

Contact:
Jani Nayar
SATH
(212) 447-7284.
sathtravel@aol.com

Ruby Ryles
Kingsborough Community College
718-368-5543
ruby.ryles@kbcc.cuny.edu