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Posted on: December 10, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Ralph Shelman, disabilities expert, to receive Distinguished Citizen Medal


Dec. 11, 2018 - Ralph W. Shelman, founder and executive director of Insight Enterprises and an expert on disability issues, is slated to receive the city’s Distinguished Citizen Medal Wednesday evening from Hampton City Council. Established in 1964, the medal is Hampton’s version of a key to the city. 

Shelman is a graduate of Hampton Institute and Virginia Commonwealth University who has also completed post-graduate coursework in Gerontology at Hampton University. He is recognized throughout Virginia and the nation as a leader in the disability community, having been involved in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Virginians with Disabilities Act;  and the development of other disability-related laws and policies. 

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