On September 28, 2016, two Aggies Elevated students were honored with scholarships at the annual Governor’s Golden Key Awards! Governor Gary Herbert presented the awards to first-year students Josh and Berkeley at a ceremony in Salt Lake City. Later in the week, Josh and Berkeley celebrated with the other Aggies Elevated students with cupcakes and soda.
In addition, Aggies Elevated as a program was recognized for its efforts to promote awareness, advocate and empower people with disabilities in Utah.
Aggies Elevated at Utah State University believes that all individuals, regardless of ability, have the right to meaningful employment, lifelong learning, self-determination and full community inclusion. Utilizing the MyCLIMB (My Career Ladder to Independence, Maturity & Balance) person-centered planning model, Aggies Elevated students, along with invited family members and/or other stakeholders, will chart their own paths toward independence within an individualized framework of supports that identifies challenges, builds on individual strengths and encourages personal responsibility.