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Meet Logan campus' new Program Director, Mary Ann Hoopingarner! Mary Ann is a native of Ohio and has 30 years of experience in education. She can't wait to join the Aggies Elevated team!
Mary Ann Hoopingarner: New Logan Program Director

Mary Ann Hoopingarner: New Logan Program Director

Meet Logan campus' new Program Director, Mary Ann Hoopingarner! Mary Ann is a native of Ohio and has 30 years of experience in education. She can't wait to join the Aggies Elevated team!

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Dr. Robert "Bob" Morgan has retired as a professor of Special Education and a 10-year-long advocate for the Aggies Elevated program. We congratulate him for his retirement and thank him for his service with our organization.
Bob Morgan's Retirement

Bob Morgan's Retirement

Dr. Robert "Bob" Morgan has retired as a professor of Special Education and a 10-year-long advocate for the Aggies Elevated program. We congratulate him for his retirement and thank him for his service with our organization.

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Link to Utah State's IDRPP article about Aggies Elevated's 9th cohort being welcomed into the program.
IDRPP Article - Aggies Elevated 9th Cohort

IDRPP Article - Aggies Elevated 9th Cohort

Link to Utah State's IDRPP article about Aggies Elevated's 9th cohort being welcomed into the program.

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Aggies Elevated past and present students, mentors, staff and families reunite at Willow Park Rotary Pavillion!
Aggies Elevated Reunion

Aggies Elevated Reunion

Aggies Elevated past and present students, mentors, staff and families reunite at Willow Park Rotary Pavillion!

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Our AmeriCorp VISTA Jenna Mosher attended the 2022 SILC (Statewide Independent Living Counsels) Conference. She was able to give her elevator speech about Aggies Elevated to the conference participants, which was a crowd of 80-100 people!
SILC Conference

SILC Conference

Our AmeriCorp VISTA Jenna Mosher attended the 2022 SILC (Statewide Independent Living Counsels) Conference. She was able to give her elevator speech about Aggies Elevated to the conference participants, which was a crowd of 80-100 people!

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Aggies Elevated Students Collin Quinn, Michele Gibson, Courtney Jorgensen and Chandler West plan to get their Associate's Degree. Read their stories!
Getting an Associate's Degree

Getting an Associate's Degree

Aggies Elevated Students Collin Quinn, Michele Gibson, Courtney Jorgensen and Chandler West plan to get their Associate's Degree. Read their stories!

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The 2021-2022 school year has come to a close! This has been a great year for Aggies Elevated and we look forward to the next school year!
School Year in Review

School Year in Review

The 2021-2022 school year has come to a close! This has been a great year for Aggies Elevated and we look forward to the next school year!

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Students prepare for finals in their last week of school! Their last week included activities such as the last Creative Problem Solving class of the semester.
Last Week of School

Last Week of School

Students prepare for finals in their last week of school! Their last week included activities such as the last Creative Problem Solving class of the semester.

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Common Ground took Aggies Elevated students rock climbing at the Elevation Rock gym for an end-of-year activity!
Common Ground & Aggies Elevated Rock Climbing

Common Ground & Aggies Elevated Rock Climbing

Common Ground took Aggies Elevated students rock climbing at the Elevation Rock gym for an end-of-year activity!

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We are so excited for four of our Aggies Elevated mentors who are graduating this Spring! We are thankful for their service to Aggies Elevated and look forward to seeing what they do!
Spring 2022 Graduating Mentors

Spring 2022 Graduating Mentors

We are so excited for four of our Aggies Elevated mentors who are graduating this Spring! We are thankful for their service to Aggies Elevated and look forward to seeing what they do!

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Doodle Polls are being completed and Zoom links are being sent out. MyCLIMB (My Career Ladder for Independence, Maturity, and Balance) is the person-centered planning process undertaken by first-year students in their spring semester.
MyClimb

MyClimb

Doodle Polls are being completed and Zoom links are being sent out. MyCLIMB (My Career Ladder for Independence, Maturity, and Balance) is the person-centered planning process undertaken by first-year students in their spring semester.

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Jump the Moon Foundation partnered with Aggies Elevated to have students help create a Creative Problem Solving course at Utah State University.
Jump the Moon & Creative Problem Solving

Jump the Moon & Creative Problem Solving

Jump the Moon Foundation partnered with Aggies Elevated to have students help create a Creative Problem Solving course at Utah State University.

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Naté Dearden was a Utah State University (USU) alumnus and a strong advocate for students with disabilities. In honor of her memory, Naté’s family and friends seek to support students with disabilities in higher education.
Naté Dearden Scholarship

Naté Dearden Scholarship

Naté Dearden was a Utah State University (USU) alumnus and a strong advocate for students with disabilities. In honor of her memory, Naté’s family and friends seek to support students with disabilities in higher education.

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As the final step in the application process, Aggies Elevated hosted an on-campus Visit Day for young adults and their parents who had applied to be part of this inclusive post-secondary program at Utah State University.
Visit Day 2022

Visit Day 2022

As the final step in the application process, Aggies Elevated hosted an on-campus Visit Day for young adults and their parents who had applied to be part of this inclusive post-secondary program at Utah State University.

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VISTA Service Members Jenna Mosher and Katie Hut, who recently began their one year commitment at Aggies Elevated, an inclusive post-secondary program for students with intellectual disabilities at Utah State University.
Aggies Elevated welcomes VISTA Members

Aggies Elevated welcomes VISTA Members

VISTA Service Members Jenna Mosher and Katie Hut, who recently began their one year commitment at Aggies Elevated, an inclusive post-secondary program for students with intellectual disabilities at Utah State University.

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AE caught the attention of the Lumina foundation, which is dedicated to bringing post-high educational experiences to everyone, especially those who normally encounter barriers.
Aggies Elevated Featured By National Organization | CPD Blog

Aggies Elevated Featured By National Organization

AE caught the attention of the Lumina foundation, which is dedicated to bringing post-high educational experiences to everyone, especially those who normally encounter barriers.

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With the help of a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Utah Valley University will be launching a three-year certificate program for Utah residents with intellectual disabilities in summer 2021.
Utah Expands Higher Education Options For Students With Intellectual Disabilities

Utah Expands Higher Education Options For Students With Intellectual Disabilities

With the help of a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Utah Valley University will be launching a three-year certificate program for Utah residents with intellectual disabilities in summer 2021.

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A new $1.9M grant will continue funding for Aggies Elevated and create two new post-secondary education programs at USU Eastern and Utah Valley University, expanding college options for students with disabilities.
$1.9 Million Grant Expands College Options for Students with Disabilities | CEHS

$1.9 Million Grant Expands College Options for Students with Disabilities

A new $1.9M grant will continue funding for Aggies Elevated and create two new post-secondary education programs at USU Eastern and Utah Valley University, expanding college options for students with disabilities.

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The first year of college is stressful for everyone. But for those with developmental disabilities and mental health concerns, it can be especially overwhelming.
Project Resilience: Adjusting To College While Managing Mental Health, Disability

Project Resilience: Adjusting To College While Managing Mental Health, Disability

The first year of college is stressful for everyone. But for those with developmental disabilities and mental health concerns, it can be especially overwhelming.

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More colleges are opening doors to students with intellectual disabilities and giving them life skills and a ticket to employment, but federal funding for some of these programs runs out next year
Helping students with intellectual disabilities conquer college

Helping students with intellectual disabilities conquer college

More colleges are opening doors to students with intellectual disabilities and giving them life skills and a ticket to employment, but federal funding for some of these programs runs out next year

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Riding the Aggies Elevated roller coaster. Learn about the experience that Bryce had with Aggies Elevated and how he pushed through trials.
Student Success Story: Bryce - Class of 2019

Student Success Story: Bryce - Class of 2019

Riding the Aggies Elevated roller coaster. Learn about the experience that Bryce had with Aggies Elevated and how he pushed through trials.

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High schools and universities around the state are gearing up for graduation. For some, leaving school means entering the adult world. But for people with disabilities, an independent life is less certain.
Diagnosed: Transitioning To The Adult World For Persons With Disabilities

Diagnosed: Transitioning To The Adult World For Persons With Disabilities

High schools and universities around the state are gearing up for graduation. For some, leaving school means entering the adult world. But for people with disabilities, an independent life is less certain.

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LOGAN, Utah—The class is “Career Exploration 2,” but some days, it could just as well be called “How to Handle Life.” Teaching Assistant Kristy Lewis runs the class today.
At Utah State, Aggies Elevated pushes students ever higher

At Utah State, Aggies Elevated pushes students ever higher

LOGAN, Utah—The class is “Career Exploration 2,” but some days, it could just as well be called “How to Handle Life.” Teaching Assistant Kristy Lewis runs the class today.

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The weight training instructor for one of our first-year students sent the following e-mail to the student’s parents. This message is published here with the permission of all involved.
Hard Work Pays Off For New Student

Hard Work Pays Off For New Student

The weight training instructor for one of our first-year students sent the following e-mail to the student’s parents. This message is published here with the permission of all involved.

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Students in the Career Exploration 1 class celebrated the end of the assessment phase with a rousing game of Career Jenga!
Career Jenga

Career Jenga

Students in the Career Exploration 1 class celebrated the end of the assessment phase with a rousing game of Career Jenga!

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Five returning and eight new students, three mentors, staff and a few family members celebrated the start of the new school year.
Base Camp Highlights

Base Camp Highlights

Five returning and eight new students, three mentors, staff and a few family members celebrated the start of the new school year.

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Backing up and letting Matt figure things out on his own is by far the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life!
Aggies Elevated: High expectations, with support

Aggies Elevated: High expectations, with support

Backing up and letting Matt figure things out on his own is by far the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life!

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Brenna Mantz graduated from Utah State University with a Certificate of Integrated College & Community Studies on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Dream Comes True For Aggies Elevated Grad: Brenna's Success Story

Dream Comes True For Aggies Elevated Grad: Brenna's Success Story

Brenna Mantz graduated from Utah State University with a Certificate of Integrated College & Community Studies on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

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After two years of goal setting, late night study sessions and intrapersonal exploration, Utah State University welcomed the first six graduates of the Aggies Elevated program with a recognition dinner and student panel.
'Guided and inspired:' Aggies Elevated graduates first class of students

'Guided and inspired:' Aggies Elevated graduates first class of students

After two years of goal setting, late night study sessions and intrapersonal exploration, Utah State University welcomed the first six graduates of the Aggies Elevated program with a recognition dinner and student panel.

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Jenna Mosher remembers her reaction almost two years ago to opening the mail addressed to her from Utah State University stating she was accepted to a new program for young adults with intellectual disabilities.
Elevated: Program for students with intellectual disabilities part of new norm

Elevated: Program for students with intellectual disabilities part of new norm

Jenna Mosher remembers her reaction almost two years ago to opening the mail addressed to her from Utah State University stating she was accepted to a new program for young adults with intellectual disabilities.

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I went to a comedian show at the TSC in the International Lounge. The show was for the ADA week. ADA stands for Americans with Disabilities Act.
My Disability Doesn't Control Me

My Disability Doesn't Control Me

I went to a comedian show at the TSC in the International Lounge. The show was for the ADA week. ADA stands for Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Utah State University is honoring the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act this week by celebrating Disability Rights Week.
USU Hosts First Disability Rights Week

USU Hosts First Disability Rights Week

Utah State University is honoring the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act this week by celebrating Disability Rights Week.

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“I caught the vision of what this program could be and how much need there was for a program like it and knew that I wanted to be more involved than I could be as the PR specialist,” - Sue Reeves
USU Graduate Rehabilitation Program Lands In The Top 10

USU Graduate Rehabilitation Program Lands In The Top 10

“I caught the vision of what this program could be and how much need there was for a program like it and knew that I wanted to be more involved than I could be as the PR specialist,” - Sue Reeves

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As a new school year begins, USU welcomes eight students representing a brand new class of students.
About Utah: Aggies Elevated: Welcome To College, Everyone

About Utah: Aggies Elevated: Welcome To College, Everyone

As a new school year begins, USU welcomes eight students representing a brand new class of students.