[Nfbnet-members-list] National Federation of the Blind Teams with Oracle to Recognize Outstanding Blind Students

Kuhnke, Kristian KKuhnke at nfb.org
Thu Aug 13 14:23:34 UTC 2015


Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
<mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>cdanielsen at nfb.org

National Federation of the Blind Teams with Oracle to Recognize 
Outstanding Blind Students

Baltimore, Maryland (August 13, 2015): With a financial gift provided 
by Oracle, the <https://nfb.org>National Federation of the Blind 
(NFB) honored two outstanding blind students last month at the 
banquet of the organization's seventy-fifth annual convention. 
Kaitlyn Kellermeyer and Hannah Werbel each received a scholarship of 
$8,000 toward their studies at Texas A&M University and the 
University of Washington, respectively. Kaitlyn has studied in 
Germany and is pursuing a degree in international studies. Hannah is 
already an accomplished musician, having participated in an 
international honors band in Australia. Kaitlyn and Hannah exemplify 
the vision of the NFB-they are both strong, independent 
over-achievers intent on reaching their full potential in all aspects 
of life, and will not let their blindness be used by others to create 
obstacles to their goals.

Mark A. Riccobono, President of the 
Federation of the Blind, said: "Each year, with the help of wonderful 
organizations including Oracle, we are able to recognize outstanding 
blind scholars from across the nation and help them to transform 
their dreams into reality. We deeply appreciate Oracle's commitment 
to supporting our scholarships and its recognition that blindness 
does not define an individual or his or her future."

Luke Kowalski, Vice President of Oracle, said: "Through the National 
Federation of the Blind, blind students are equipped to create the 
inspirational life of their dreams. It's an honor to support NFB and 
recognize the achievements of these tremendous students."


About the National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the 
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise 
the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create 
obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life 
you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

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