Name: Marilynn J. Phillips
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for:Her work in gaining equal access for disabled people
Residence; hometown: Hampstead; Chicago
Education: Graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana with a bachelor's degree in history, a master's degree in English and a master's degree in the history of ideas; earned a doctorate in folklore from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
Family: Husband: Robert Winans, 51, an English professor at Gettysburg (Pa.) College
Activities/hobbies: enjoys reading; employed as an English professor at MorganState University in Baltimore; enjoys folklore, specializing in oralhistories and body image
Accomplishments: Achieving academic success; having published articles in her field of scholarship; her activism for people with disabilities.
Recipient's comments: "I don't have much time for fun, because I have to work at making sure people obey the accessibility laws. If people would just obey the laws, I would have plenty of time for fun. I believe that accessibility for persons with disabilities is good insurance for everyone since everyone is just one moment away from a disability. It ensures all of us a goodquality of life."