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June 28, 2017

2016 Neubacher Award recipient

October 27, 2016

2016 Neubacher Award recipient

Board of Regents Chair Mark J. Bernstein (left) presents the 27th annual James T. Neubacher Award to Cooper Charlton, co-founder of the Wolverine Support Network, former Central Student Government president, and president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. After injuries forced Charlton's retirement from varsity lacrosse, he shifted his focus to destigmatize mental health issues and foster a campus community that is more welcoming to people with disabilities — both seen and unseen. The Council for Disability Concerns established the Neubacher Award in 1990 as a memorial to alumnus Jim Neubacher, who was a Detroit Free Press columnist and an advocate for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. (Photo by Roger Hart, Michigan Photography)