Beverly Marie Chapman
Miss Wheelchair Florida 1977
June 1966 * Achievement Award Class of '66, Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School.
April 1968 * Graduate with honors Class of '68, Chandler in Boston, A.A. Science Research Secretarial Assistant.
April 1968-October 1969 Employed at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
December 1969 Married to Robert L. Chapman.
January 1970-December 1970 Employed by the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School Committee as an Assistant Accountant.
March 1971-May 1974 Elected to a 3 year term as Recreation Commissioner for the Town of Dennis, Massachusetts.
1973-1974 Served as Vice-Chairperson, Cape Cod Chapter of the Massachusetts Association of Paraplegics.
1973-1976 Member of the Board of Directors of the Statewide Massachusetts Association of Paraplegics.
1974-1976 Chairperson Cape Cod Chapter of the Massachusetts Association of Paraplegics.
1973-1976 Co-Chairperson, Cape Cod Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
August 1974 Delegate to National Paraplegic Foundation Convention in Washington, D.C.
1975-76 Vice-President of the Statewide Massachusetts Association of Paraplegics.
May 1974 * Citation of Merit presented by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
August 1975 Delegate to National Paraplegic Foundation Convention in Ft. Worth, Texas.
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May 1975 * Concieved [sic] and Chaired a day-long seminar on Architectural and Attitudinal Barriers to bring their existence to the attention of the community.
1975-77 Member of the House of Delegates of the Massachusetts Easter Seal Society.
October 1975 * Received the "M.A.P. Award" for outstanding contributions to the handicapped of Massachusetts, presented by the Massachusetts Association of Paraplegics.
February 1976 * The recipient of the "F.O.Y.L. Award" presented by the Massachusetts Jaycees. The "Loyl Award" is given to the F.our O.utstanding Y.oung L.eaders of Massachusetts for his or her contributions to their community and nation.
April 1976 * Invited by the President's Committee and President Ford to address the 3500 nation-wide delegates attending the Annual Meeting of the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped.
April 1976 Nominated as 3rd Vice President of the Central Florida Chapter of the National Paraplegic Fndtn.
April 1976 Name was submitted in nomination for the Board of Directors of the National Paraplegic Foundation.
July 1976 Elected Chairperson of the Orlando Muscular Dystrophy Parent-Patients Organization.
July 1976 * Won the title of "Miss Wheelchair Florida 1977"
August 1976 Delegate to the National Paraplegic Foundation Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida.
* Presence of star indicates an achievement, award, or honor.