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STRiVE Honored with Human Scale University Champion Award

CMU honors those who embody its Human Scale values by regularly awarding the Human Scale University Champion Award to deserving individuals or groups.

STRiVE — a non-profit organization providing community-based services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities — recently received the award for their significant contributions to campus through the CMU STRiVES program.

“It’s a meaningful and beneficial partnership both ways. We’re getting to work with such incredible folks in the community and they’ve become part of the Mavily,” said CMU’s Director of Process Improvement and STRiVE Board of Directors member Tamara Krizman.

CMU’s recognition of STRiVE with the Human Scale University Champion Award emphasizes the impact of the partnership and sets the stage for continued success toward furthering the university’s values.

“Being awarded the Human Scale University Champion Award was a sincere moment of pride for the individuals we support, our dedicated staff and our organization as a whole,” said STRiVE President and CEO Grant Jackson. “For the Board of Trustees to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our crew and recognize the sincere value in providing meaningful employment opportunities to people who experience an intellectual or developmental disability in this way completely validates the mission that we have come together to work on."

The CMU and STRiVE partnership is set to expand in the near future, with plans to involve STRiVE participants in additional areas of campus operations. This expansion promises continued growth and mutual benefits for both CMU and STRiVE.

For more information about STRiVE and their mission, visit STRiVE. Discover CMU's values-first strategic plan and visit CMU STRiVES to learn more about CMU and STRiVE's partnership.


Written by Amber Whisman