Student PSEA Shout Out! February 2013

Student PSEA Shout Out!

Your Student PSEA leaders have been busy planning some great events and activities for you. We hope that you are taking advantage of all of the wonderful opportunities available to you!

Student PSEA Conference graphic 2013Lighting Our Way to a Brighter Future!
Conference registration is now open! This year’s Student PSEA conference is scheduled for April 12-13 at the Hilton Scranton Conference Center in Scranton. Our theme is Lighting Our Way to a Brighter Future! Breakout sessions are filling up fast, so register soon. Check our website for updates or email us at

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lucy Valero Scholarships Now Available
Have you ever met anyone who feels they’re not paying enough for college? Financial assistance may be available through PSEA's Lucy A. Valero Scholarships. Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 28, 2013.

Congratulations are in Order!
Congratulations to the following chapters that have seen their membership numbers increase this year: Chatham University, Cheyney University, Edinboro University, Holy Family University, Kings College, Lycoming College, Misericordia University, Muhlenberg College, PSU Harrisburg, Seton Hill University, Shippensburg University, Temple University, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Washington and Jefferson College, West Chester University, and York College.

We have many other chapters close to beating their membership numbers from last year. So, to help you along, we are offering to pay for hotel accommodations and registration fees for two members to attend the conference! All chapters with more members as of March 8 compared to last year will be entered to win.

Early Enrollment for Next Year
We hope you'll continue your Student PSEA membership in 2013-2014! Early enrollment begins on April 1 and allows you to maintain your liability insurance and other benefits without interruption. Did you know? You can join for more than one year. Discounts are available for multi-year memberships.

Interested in Travel? Networking? Building Your Resume?
Consider running for office! Each year, student members are elected to represent Student PSEA at various functions. Depending on the position, you can travel to Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, or Washington, DC, with additional opportunities available. Serving in a leadership capacity does not cost you a dime; PSEA pays for your travel expenses. For more information, check out Running for Office on the Student PSEA Conference website or email

FREE Speakers for Chapter Events!
Are you looking for speakers for your chapter events? The Early Development of Great Educators (EDGE) program provides speakers and workshop facilitators for FREE or low cost to Student PSEA chapters. Topics include: Certification, Appropriate Relationships with Students, Special Education, Safe Social Networking, and many more. Check out the EDGE website for more information or email

Tell Us What You’re Doing and Earn Points for APEX!
Student PSEA members like you do amazing things, and we want to make sure this good news travels! Tell us what your chapter is doing by clicking the link below and answering a few quick questions. Please, only one response per activity so we can avoid duplicate entries. Look for your chapter’s event to be featured on our Facebook page or in future editions of Shout Out! For APEX competitors, an extra point is given for each category when your activities are submitted via the survey. Take the survey now.

Keep Us Informed
This e-newsletter is designed to give you quick updates on happenings and opportunities in Student PSEA. Remember, this is your news, so keep us informed by sending updates and news from your chapter and region!

If you are a chapter president, please make sure that the PSEA office knows who you are. We want to make sure you are receiving our updates! Simply send an email with your name and your chapter name to Tell members in your chapter they should visit to make sure they are signed up for Student PSEA news.





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