The following individuals were recognized for their commitment and work 

dedication to serving

individuals with disabilities:


Seid Hendrix Award:

Ms. Sarah Williams, Supported Employment with UpLiftd Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Counselor of the Year:

Ms. Donna Delucca and Ms. Jean Hansen (tied for this nomination) Both are Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) Counselors for the Baton Rouge Region.

Support Staff of the Year:

Ms. Patricia Frazier, who is a Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant for Ms. Barbara Ficaro in the LRS Thibodeaux Regional Office

Recognition for Years of LRA Service Award:

Mr. Ken Zangla, who is the Director of the University of New Orleans, Training, Resource and Assistive-technology Center and has served as the LRA treasurer for over 20 years, as well as the Past President of LA VEWAA and board member at large.

LRA Past President Award:

Mr. Daryel Prust, who is the Executive Director of UpLiftd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 


CONTACT: (225) 928 - 1400

2015 Call for Award Nominations

LRA is accepting nominations for the 2015 Awards. This is a time to honor those special men and women in the world of vocational rehabilitation.  Awards to be presented include:  Administrator of the Year, Seid Hendrix Award, Counselor of the Year, Support Staff of the Year, and Job Placement Award.


Please note that 2015 Call for Award Nominations deadline date is September 30, 2015. The completed nomination packet must be postmarked by September 30, 2015 and sent to LRA Awards, 1979 Beaumont Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.


If you should have questions, please contact Nicole Walker (nwalker@upliftd.org)

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