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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.

President: CAN Coordinator

Hannah Stynchula Lizzie Donikowski

Clarion University Edinboro University

4855 School Road South 7345 McGIll Road

Export, PA 16214 Harborcreek, Pa 16421

724-953-6225 814-464-5993

President-Elect Convention/Exhibit Liaison

Devin Forgey Molly Hein 

Clarion University West Chester University

106 Clarion Street 204 Summit Circle

Oil City, Pa 16301 Gibsonia, Pa 15044

814-671-2999 412-559-7329

Secretary Treasurer Newsletter

Sarah Russ Michaela Harrison

Slippery Rock University Clarion  University

448 Center Street 1513 Crawford Avenue

Zelienople, PA 16063 Altoona, Pa 16602

724-822-6841 814-935-5653

Multicultural Representative

Rebecca Bannan Cassandra (CG) Anderson

West Chester University Clarion University

2923 Elbridge Street 132 Jones Lane

Philadelphia, Pa 19149 Clearfield, Pa 16830

267-975-5407 814-762-6431

Membership Student Advisors

Ashton Bundrick Barb Cassel

Clarion University 

200 Longbow Lane Dr. Vicky McGinley

Mars, Pa 16046


  • 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.