DRS Vocational Rehabilitation success story earns DRS Client of the Year award

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Kevin Beaty from McAlester earned the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services’ Vocational Rehabilitation Client of the Year award on March 10 at the state Capitol.

Beaty received his award on DRS’ 25th People with Disabilities Awareness Day.

Commission for Rehabilitation Services Commissioner Emily Cheng and DRS Executive Director Melinda Fruendt recognized Beaty for his success “in commercial real estate sales for ReMax Advantage in McAlester and expertise in marketing restaurants and wholesale buildings.”

DRS director honors retiring cabinet secretary

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services Executive Director Melinda Fruendt honored Office of Juvenile Affairs Director Steven Buck on March 10 at the state Capitol.

Buck began overseeing DRS as cabinet secretary of Human Services and Early Childhood Initiatives in 2016. He retired from his OJA position and cabinet secretary role on March 6.

Commission for Rehabilitation Services Commissioner Emily Cheng and Fruendt presented Buck with a DRS director’s certificate.

OK School for the Blind supporter earns DRS Community Partner of the Year award

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sharon Breeding from Oklahoma City earned the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services’ Community Partner of the Year award on March 10 at the state Capitol.

Breeding, who is past president and an Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association hall of fame member, rounds up 100 volunteers to help Oklahoma School for the Blind students experience Western Heritage Day every year at the Silver Spur Western Lodge in Haskell.

2020 will be the 10th year the event has taken place at that location.

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Oklahoma School for the Blind supporters from Haskell earn state Business of the Year award

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Roy and Rose Anna Webb from Haskell earned the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services’ Business of the Year award on March 10 for their support of Oklahoma School for the Blind students.

State Representative Scott Fetgatter (District 16) presented an official citation to the Webbs.

OSB, which is a DRS division, provides educational and outreach services to Oklahoma students who are blind or visually impaired.

The Webbs received the award on DRS’ 25th People with Disabilities Awareness Day at the state Capitol.

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