Richard Parker Memorial Award

Established in 1984. The Richard Parker Memorial Award is presented to a fellow member of the National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and dedication to the organized blind movement in Nebraska. The Award is named in honor of Richard "Dick" Parker, elected President upon the reorganization of NFBN in 1971. His efforts in the blindness movement in Nebraska directly resulted in drastic changes to the State Agency for the Blind from the top down in the mid 1970's. Richard Parker also served as the Director of Nebraska's Radio Talking Book program from it's inception in 1974 until his death in 1982. The Richard Parker Award is the highest honor that our Affiliate can bestow on an individual. Past Recipients: 1977 Richard Parker 1984 James Walker 1988 Mary Doty 1991 Barbara Walker 1992 Aloma Bouma 1995 Hubert Paulson 1997 Cheryl Livingston 2005 Carlos Servan 2009 Mike Hansen 2010 Amy and Shane Buresh 2014 Carol Jenkins