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Gardner-Webb alumna Kristian Champion (’11) graduated with a class of newly trained disability advocates this September as part of Partners in Policymaking, an eight-weekend political leadership development program. Provided by the N.C. Council on Developmental Disabilities, the program helps advocates bring the disabled population into the political forum to positively shape the public policies that affect them. At Partners in Policymaking, Champion—whose paralysis was caused at birth by spina bifida—learned about networking, community organizing, and how to draft and propose new legislation.
Cheryl Potter, Kristian Champion, Noel Program, North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities, Partners in Policymaking
Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Alum Pursues Advocacy for the Disabled" (2015). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1104.