McKellips Named Inspirational Person of the Year by IN!

LITTLETON, CO (June 6, 2019)

Christina McKellipsArapahoe Community College English Faculty Christina McKellips has been named Inspirational Person of the Year by the Colorado Initiative for Inclusive Higher Education (IN!).
 
IN! is a non-profit founded in 2014 by educators, disability leaders, students and families who envisioned better and more fulfilling career opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. In 2016, IN! collaborated with state legislature to enact Senate Bill 16-196, which helped to fund a pilot initiative to build the structure for inclusive higher education pathways at three institutions: the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Arapahoe Community College.
 
Elevate at ACC logoIn the fall of 2016, ACC launched Elevate at ACC, a holistic, inclusive higher education program for students with intellectual disabilities. Elevate at ACC students work with Student Access Services staff to draft and implement an individual program of study based on the skills and competencies needed to achieve identified academic and employment goals.
 
McKellips, who works closely with students in the Elevate at ACC program, will be recognized at the IN! Summer Social on July 25. ACC also honored McKellips as Distinguished Faculty in 2018-19 and Instructor of the Year in 2013-14.