Pennsylvania Student Council for Exceptional Children
Last Update 8-1-02
MEET YOUR 2002-2003 STUDENT OFFICERS
President: Shelby Derry, a student at Mansfield
You can view the PA-SCEC Constitution online. Just click here to get the full text version.
It’s never too early to think about applying for next years George O’Neill Memorial Scholarship. The deadline for 2003 is March 31 so start your application process now. We want to encourage ALL of you to apply for the George O'Neill Scholarship next year. One of our ongoing goals is to have students from each chapter apply, so please begin thinking about this now.
PASCEC has donated materials to universities honoring our past presidents. At this point, six past presidents have been honored. Please check your libraries or special education departments for new materials. This project will be continued in the years. Students also need to begin thinking about next year's PACEC convention. All students are encouraged to present sessions. PASCEC plans to purchase shirts, to sell as a fund-raiser.
PASCEC has a new advisor. Tanya Wessels Kuhl from Mansfield, PA was elected advisor in March of this year. Tanya can be reached at [email protected] . Tanya is a former president of PA-SCEC and has remained active on the PACEC board.
Starting this year, the presidents of University chapters will be receiving updates and reminders of what’s going on in SCEC. If you’d like to receive these updates, email Shelby at [email protected].
What Has PA-SCEC Been Doing?
Good Question! PA-SCEC Chapters have been busy with a wide array of activities, from fund-raisers, to socials, to lectures, to Special Olympics. To add your Universities activities, email [email protected].
PACEC Website Features Job Listings
As a further service to our members, employers of Special Education professionals are invited to list openings on the Pennsylvania Federation Council for Exceptional Children's website (www.PACEC.org). Those employers wishing to post available positions should contact PACEC Webmaster Marc Hissam with information on the positions.
When considering the idea to include this information on our website, PACEC President Kim Bright noted, "I think that job advertisements are well within our mission statement for the webpage and I believe in our mission in general." This is just one more benefit of CEC membership, and especially valuable to our many members who are just starting their careers.
Pennsylvania's many colleges and universities produce some of the best trained special education professionals in the country and employers from around the U.S. are invited to participate. Anyone interested in viewing the current openings can find them by clicking on "JOBS" from anywhere within the site.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PASCEC PRESIDENT
I am Shelby Derry, president of PASCEC. The board has been doing a lot of planning for this year’s Convention November 7 & 8. We have a lot of student centered activities planned. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, student chapters can compete against each other in the “Silly Olympics” and possibly win some money for their chapter. We will continue to serve breakfast Thursday and Friday mornings, for a small fee, so be sure to stop by and grab something to eat on your way to your first session. As always we will be having a dance on Thursday night after the banquet.
We will also be electing new officers at the convention on Thursday during the Student Delegate Assembly. We encourage anyone to run for an office who would like to be a part of CEC at the state level. To get an idea of what each office involves, you can view the officer responsibilities in the SCEC Constitution, or email me with questions.
Getting ready for student teaching? Be sure to come to the session on surviving student teaching. It will be presented by a student teaching advisor from Mansfield University and a former student teacher.
What has your chapter been doing? We’d like to add you to our webpage. Email me to tell me what your chapter has been doing or what you have planned.
Did you know that your chapter can get a hotel discount on Thursday night of convention? Email me for details.
We hope to see everyone at convention in November! Start planning now!
Shelby Derry, PASCEC President
Our 2001 convention was a success once again. Thanks to everyone who contributed! One of the favorite activities remained the student dance. We held the Student Breakfast on Thursday and Friday to help students meet individuals from other universities. We will offer this again next year. The student roundtable generated many interesting activities and suggestions for chapters. If you would like more information please contact President Shelby Derry.
Slippery Rock - The student CEC chapter at Slippery Rock University
has been involved in many activities throughout the year. The chapter has been
involved in the following activities:
West Chester -
East Stroudsburg - Chapter 909 was very busy this past
semester with the following activities:
Edinboro - Edinboro's student CEC chapter was quite active the first semester of this school year. Their members participated in various Special Olympics as well as visits to Shriner's Hospital in Erie. We held a very successful fund-raiser selling candles and planned to use some of the funds to adopt a few local special education classes by providing them with necessary supplies.
Mansfield - Mansfield University -- The CEC chapter at Mansfield University has been very busy this spring semester. We have had three well - attended dances for Special Olympic athletes and group home residents. Chapter members have also been busy with Special Olympics swimming and basketball and a Track and Field day was hosted successfully at our university. The PET program has successfully continued two chapters at local high school and we expect to have at least two more started soon. We were also glad to have several members attend the national convention in Vancouver.
If you would like more information about starting a CEC high school club please contact Mansfield University at 717-662-4790.
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