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Bryant Center honors businesses, community leaders

Published on Friday, October 31, 2014

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Jennie Thomas, left, area supervisor of the Bryant Center, and Alberto Delgado, right, Bryant Center job coach, present Dennis Kimbrell the Client of the Year award.

Jennie Thomas, left, area supervisor of the Bryant Center, and Alberto Delgado, right, Bryant Center job coach, present Dennis Kimbrell the Client of the Year award.



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Jennie Thomas, left, area supervisor of the Bryant Center, presents Business Partner of the Year award to Trevor Spard, right, manager of Publix grocery store.

Jennie Thomas, left, area supervisor of the Bryant Center, presents Business Partner of the Year award to Trevor Spard, right, manager of Publix grocery store.



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Josh Loudenslager described how he had used Bryant Center services to help him attain successful employment in the Information Technology industry.

Josh Loudenslager described how he had used Bryant Center services to help him attain successful employment in the Information Technology industry.

The Bryant Center of the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department held its annual awards ceremony recently to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month and to recognize business and community leaders who support the agency's mission.

Publix grocery store in Duncan was recognized as the Business Partner of the Year for providing employment opportunities for clients. Sarah Gaff talked about how she used Bryant Center services to become an employee at Publix.

The banquet honored former clients with mental or physical disabilities who had successfully attained employment. Dennis Kimbrell was recognized as Client of the Year for his achievements in successful employment.

Josh Loudenslager was a guest speaker who described how he had used Bryant Center services to help him attain successful employment in the information technology industry.

Attendees included local political leaders, representatives from state and local agencies, business leaders, and educators. Rita Allison, S.C. House of Representatives, gave the keynote address. Loyd Dennis, a Byrnes High School special education teacher, described the collaborative effort between the school and the Bryant Center that helps special education students make the transition from school into full- or part-time jobs in the local community.

 

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