Disability specialist Jurica receives IUP Impact award

Chad Jurica, disability specialist in the Office of Disability Resources and Services, recently received the Indiana University of Pennsylvania College of Education and Communications Impact Award.

The awards recognize College of Education and Communications alumni for their outstanding achievement in their profession, their engagement with IUP, and/or their leadership in their discipline or community.

Jurica was a member of the second graduating class from the IUP Disability Services program and was invited to be the commencement student speaker for his graduating class. Following graduation, he continued his education at IUP, focusing on Student Affairs in Higher Education. He has worked the past 11 years in a role of advising and disability support services.

In addition to his disability services responsibilities at the University of Pittsburgh, Jurica is very involved with Staff Council. He also sits on the board of Academic Success Advocates, a nonprofit organization supporting parents of children with special needs.