Our Mission:

1. To Promote the education of all exceptional children and youth.
2. To serve as a resource for pre-service special educators and students.
3. To serve as a vehicle for the advancement of special education careers among students.
4. To support the goals of the Council for Exceptional Children and its members.

The 2014 Student Board Members are:


President:                                                                                    CAN Coordinator

Hannah Stynchula                                                                   Elizabeth Cook

                                                             Gannon University

                                                                                              2627 Woodlawn Ave

                                                                                              Erie, PA 16510




President-Elect                                                                        Convention/Exhibit Liaison

Hannah Stynchula                                                                        Ashley Allan

Clarion University                                                                         Drexel University                       

4855 School Road South                                                             48 Grand Avenue

Export, PA 16214                                                                         Binghamton, NY 13908

724-953-6225                                                                               607-348-7543                                       


Secretary Treasurer                                                                        Newsletter

Sarah Russ                                                                                    Lauran Macan

Slippery Rock University                                                                Gannon University

448 Center Street                                                                          101 Kaitlin Place

Zelienople, PA 16063                                                                     Freedom, PA 15042

724-822-6841                                                                                 724-622-2555                                                                 


Multicultural                                                                                     Representative

Sarah Sabogal                                                                                    Alicia Loutzenhiser

West Chester University                                                                     Slippery Rock University

1323 Chase Road                                                                              10511 South Canal Road

Newtown, PA 18940                                                                           Conneaut Lake, PA 16316

267-391-9403                                                                                     814-547-1377                                                            


Membership                                                                                    Student Advisor

Cassandra Anderson                                                                        Sharon Reed

Clarion University                                                                             391 Rushtown Road

132 Jones Lane                                                                               Danville, PA 17821

Clearfield, PA 16830                                                                        Home 570-672-2210

814-762-6431                                                                                  Cell 570-898-6882                                          



  • Discounted Registration rate for the convention!
  • Discounted hotel room rates available: Contact Mark Kandel!
  • You may apply for member group grants!
  • You receive CEC publications such as "TEACHING Exceptional Children", "Exceptional Children" and "CEC Today"!
  • You can join Professional Divisions that provide you with more information about a particular area of interest you have!
  • You become part of CEC’s advocacy or children and youth with exceptionalities!


Are you a recognized member group? Not sure? Ask! Becoming a member group is a very simple yet extremely beneficial process! Go to the membership page of the webpage, fill out the form and send to Kristine Quinby. This will enable us to keep in contact with you and send out information on the Georgia O’Neill Scholarship AND your group can apply for grants! That’s right, if your group is in need of financial assistance to host a program and IF YOU ARE ALREADY RECOGNIZED, your group can apply for a grant! Please remember to fill out the annual report so we know that you are still active. If you have any questions about these forms, you can contact your regional director, or Kristine Quinby.

Here is a list of Member Groups recognized by PACEC as of November 1, 2009, if you do not see your Member Group on here and you would like to be - click here.

  • Clarion University
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Bloomsburg University
  • Penn State University
  • Millersville University
  • Mansfield University
  • Shippensburg University
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College Southwestern PA
  • Marywood University
  • Duquesne University
  • St. Joseph's University
  • Slippery Rock University
  • Edinboro University
  • Mercyhurst College
  • Gannon University
  • Alvernia College
  • West Chester University


The Student Constitution and By-Laws are being revised. The revisions are available by clicking on the links below. The revisions will be voted on by the student board in September.

  • Revision of Constitution
  • Revision of By-Laws
  • You can view the PA-SCEC Constitution online. Just click here to get the full text version.
  • PASCEC has donated materials to universities honoring our past presidents. At this point, seven 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.