WMU News

Leneway gets lifetime achievement award

Sept. 8, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- Robert J. Leneway, principal researcher in the WMU Merze Tate Center for School Reform and Technology, has received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from a national computer group.

The National Association of Rehabilitation Programs in Computer Technology gave Leneway the award at a recent ceremony celebrating its 20th anniversary. Leneway has twice served the association as its president and has been its newsletter editor and communications chairperson for 16 of the past 20 years. He has been a member the organization since its inception in 1978.

Leneway, who came to WMU in 1998, also is president of the International Association of Business, Industry and Rehabilitation. His work focuses on educational technology, K-12 partnerships for integrating technology into the classroom, training people with disabilities for computer-related employment and preparing future teachers to use technology. The Tate Center is part of the College of Education at WMU.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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