Chair of the Carlow University Board of Trustees George Pry and vice-chair Michele Atkins
March 26, 2013
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes chair of the Carlow University Board of Trustees, George Pry and vice-chair Michele Atkins to the show. Carlow University is a comprehensive Catholic masters university which prepares students for leadership and compassionate service in their professional and personal life. The student population of approximately 2,200 is culturally diverse and contains traditional and nontraditional students; more than half are first generation. Among the topics discussed will be the university’s commitment to providing educational opportunities for people with disabilities.
Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
Competitive employment and empowerment for people with disabilities is the emphasis of this show. Broadcast live and captioned in real-time for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, we discuss how people with disabilities can secure career opportunities, and how employers, organizations and individuals can support employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.
Joyce A. Bender is the CEO and president of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Consulting recruits and hires individuals with disabilities, across the United States and Canada for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. In 1985, Joyce survived a life-threatening accident caused by a misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Due to her personal experience living with both epilepsy and a hearing disability, she founded Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.
Joyce is the past-chair of both the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the national Epilepsy Foundation. She has received awards from both the Bush and Clinton administrations.