MAILED: May 6, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire special education major has been elected as president elect of the Student Council for Exceptional Children.
Melissa Whitmore, Evansville, was elected while she was attending the SCEC national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the first UW-Eau Claire student to hold the position. She will become president of the organization the following year. Whitmore currently serves as president of UW-Eau Claire's SCEC chapter.
SCEC is the professional organization for college students who want to work with children and youth with disabilities. The organization promotes professional growth and dialogue, advocates for children with disabilities, and advances the field of special education.
With more than 100 students in the organization, the SCEC chapter at UW-Eau Claire is one of the most active student chapters in Wisconsin. Members are students majoring in learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and early childhood special education. The group often hosts guest speakers or develops programs to further participants' knowledge and understanding about the field of special education. UW-Eau Claire's chapter also helps with local organizations that assist children and youth with disabilities.
Faculty advisers for the local chapter are Dr. Greg Conderman and Dr. Bonnie McCarty.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 9, 1997