Deborah Lyn Feigelson received a bachelor’s in computer data processing and a minor in communication at Barry University in 1988. While at Barry, she was the vice president of her sophomore class. In 1989, she was recognized at the Miss Wheelchair Florida Pageant for her educational and professional accomplishments, community service, and advocacy for disabled people’s rights. She served on the board of directors of Progressive Assistance for Young Disabled Adults and counseled spinal cord injured people.
The Deborah Lyn Feigelson Memorial Scholarship for Disabled Students was established after her death in 1993 by friends and family. The scholarship memorializes Deborah Lyn Feigelson who successfully completed her degree despite complete paralysis from a diving accident.