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Students, Alumni Honored at Education Conference in Myrtle Beach

SC-CEC-Award-Winners-TN.jpgThis semester nine Lander University students and two faculty members attended the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Myrtle Beach. Students held fundraisers to collect money to cover hotel costs and expenses related to the conference. During the conference several of these students and some Lander teaching education alumni made presentations, and received awards and scholarships. Pictured, from left, are: Dr. Tracy Garrett, Lander assistant professor of education; Leroy Platt a special education major from Bennettsville, awarded the Student CEC Member of the Year; Laura Mohr of Irmo, retired S.C. educator; Kathleen Charles, a special education major from Saluda, awarded the Laura Mohr Scholarship; Lander Class of 1994 graduate Susan Nickles, Hodges Elementary special education teacher, awarded the S.C. TED Mentor of the Year Award; and Dr. Bonnie Springer, College of Charleston associate professor of education. Also in attendance at the conference was Lander professor of education and chair of the Department of Teacher Education, Dr. Dava O'Connor.