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W HO ARE THE E XPERTS IN THE O&M F IELD ? A P ERSONAL J OURNEY OF D ISCOVERY William H. Jacobson, Ed.D. Professor CAOMS, November, 2014.

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1 W HO ARE THE E XPERTS IN THE O&M F IELD ? A P ERSONAL J OURNEY OF D ISCOVERY William H. Jacobson, Ed.D. Professor CAOMS, November, 2014

2 Entering the O&M Field Teaching English at The Ohio State University Vietnam War Military Draft Securing a Teaching job in Cleveland, Ohio Teaching children who are blind or V.I.

3 F IRST C OLLEGE ROOMMATE

4 Louis Braille

5 A Teacher of Children with Visual Impairments, Cleveland, Ohio Resource room for children in grades 7-9 One mobility assistant…

6 Bill Wiener

7 Getting My O&M degree, 1972 Call from HEW while working in Cleveland Going to Boston College’s Peripatology Program Teaching O&M in Atlanta, GA Teaching O&M in Albany, NY – Writing my first article for publication

8 Joining UALR in 1978 Teaching O&M in Atlanta, GA and Albany, NY Coordinating the UALR O&M Program – 1981 Being mentored by the leaders (and legends) in the field of blindness

9 Lou Rives Max Woolly Roy Kumpe

10 Writing the text book

11 Meeting Future Presidents

12 Then Governor Bill Clinton, 1981

13 Former President Jimmy Carter, 1991

14 Meeting the legends in our field

15 Don Blasch

16 Warren Bledsoe

17 Russell Williams

18 Gaining new professional friends

19 Bill Wiener

20 Bruce Blasch

21 Rick Welsh

22 Everett “Butch” Hill

23 Where are our Future Experts? Who will be the next… – Bill Wiener? – Butch Hill? – Bruce Blasch? – Rick Welsh? – Bill Jacobson?

24 Former students become leaders

25 Darick Wright

26 Dr. Gene Bourquin

27 Dr. Diane Fazzi

28 Our Future Experts… Will they be YOU? Look to your left… Look to your right… You have just seen the future leaders and they are WE!!

29 T HANK YOU !! Q UESTIONS ? I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING EACH OF YOU !!


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