UCP Student Impact Award


In April of 2013, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) held their national conference titled Redefining Family: Supporting The New Caregiver Community at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, California.  This year one of the breakout sessions involved preparing children with disabilities for higher education and UCP asked the Office of Disability Services at Villanova University and members of the popular student group LEVEL to create, present, and conduct a focused discussion around disabilities in higher education and ways to engage people in hopes of leveling the playing field for all people of all abilities.  Gregory Hannah, Academic Advisor to Students with Disabilities, Stephen McWilliams, Director of International/Human Services, Alex Cornell, Student and Vice President of LEVEL, and Frank Kineavy, registered student with the Office of Disability Services and member of LEVEL presented the workshop and were honored for their commitment to disability advocacy and awareness.

Casino NIght Poster

Award Winning Documentary

Nick Gaynor & Fran Keanevy accepting JIMMY Medal

The JIMMY Medal was awarded to Nick Gaynor and Frank Kineavy for “Coming off the DL”, a short documentary by Steve McWilliams and John O'Leary's Social Justice Documentary Film Class about Villanova University students who are changing the way people see ability.

ESPN's Tom Rinaldi profiles Villanova mens and womens basketball teams' two student managers who have cerebral palsy.