Friends of The Workforce & Technology Center
The Joseph J. Mucha Award
Outstanding Achievement as a Business Operator
Mr. Joseph J. Mucha came to the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) in
the early 1950’s after leaving high school due to polio. He received extensive
services and financial support from DORS and then went on to night school to
earn a Bachelor’s Degree. In 1952 Mr. Mucha went to work for M.R. Forman and
Son, Inc. in a clerical position. In 1978 he bought the company from the
founders. He successfully operated the Forman Co. from that time until his
death in March 2014.
In 2002 he contacted the Baltimore City DORS office and expressed his
appreciation: “Without the financial support and counseling provided in 1951-
1952, I could not have achieved what I have in life and in business. I will always
have fond memories of Dr. R.C. Thompson and Irwin Medinger, and all of the
other dedicated people at Maryland DORS.”
Subsequently, he made several sizable financial donations to The Friends of The
Workforce & Technology Center
In recognition of his significant achievements and overwhelming generosity, The
Friends of The Workforce & Technology Center will annually honor a DORS
client who becomes successfully self-employed as a business operator and
shows significant potential to maintain and expand the business operation.
The honor includes a plaque and a financial award and is known as the Joseph J.
Mucha Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Business Operator.