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The Bresnahan-Halstead Center is committed to work for the advancement of knowledge and quality services for people with disabilities through research, professional development, partnership/technical assistance, and scholarships. As part of this mission, the Center is committed to providing travel support to faculty in the School of Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado or members of the Advisory Board for the Center.  However, these travel funds are limited and should be used as a supplemental source, rather than a primary source for funding professional travel.

Instructions for Applying

  1. Please Read the Guidelines
  2. Download Application and Evaluation.

Past Recipients of Travel Support

The Bresnahan-Halstead Center supported travel for the following faculty members of the School of Special Education at UNC at national as well as international conferences:

  • Sandy Bowen:  Participated in and presented at the 2022 Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference.  Her presentation entitled "Family Engagement with d/Dhh Multilingual Families" was delivered virtually.
  • Corey Pierce:  The research presentation, "Financial Burdens Faced by Teacher Education Candidates: Anxiety, Debt and Money
    Matter!" at the 2022 ACRES Conference focused on a study that looked at the financial burden teacher candidates face when completing their student teaching practicum and what was learned from a pilot of concurrent enrollment and paid teacher
    residencies in Poudre School District, Colorado.
  • Todd Sundeen: Attended and presented at the ACRES 2022 Annual Conference on his current research.  He shared current research finding through his presentation entitled "Rural Education Leader Perceptions of Online Learning for Students With and Without Disabilities During the COVID-19 Panemic."