Senior earns DRS Oklahoma School for the Blind Student of the Year award

Two women with young man holding an award.

OKLAHOMA CITY – De’Poris Willis from Sand Springs earned School for the Blind Student of the Year award from the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services’
Oklahoma on March 10 at the state Capitol.

Willis received his award on DRS’ 25th People with Disabilities Awareness Day.

Commission for Rehabilitation Services Commissioner Emily Cheng and DRS Executive Director Melinda Fruendt recognized Willis for his positive attitude, hard work and leadership skills.

DRS administrator elected treasurer of national vocational rehabilitation council

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City resident Tracy Brigham was elected treasurer of the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind.

Brigham is administrator of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. She has been employed with DRS for more than 21 years.

Organization members are directors from state-level rehabilitation services programs.

NCSAB officers will serve through December 31.

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