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TWU chapter wins third consecutive TCEC award


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University Student Council for Exceptional Children was named Outstanding Chapter by the Texas Council for Exceptional Children (TCEC) at its annual conference June 16-18 in Houston. It is the third consecutive year the TWU chapter has won the award.

“The students took real pride in it,” said Dr. Lloyd Kinnison, TWU professor of teacher education. He and Dr. Carol Thomas, also a professor of teacher education, serve as co-chairs of the TWU chapter.

Criteria for the award include participation in community activities as well as attendance at the conference.

Activities conducted by the TWU chapter have included raising $1,200 through a bake sale to provide books for students at Denton’s Tomas Rivera Elementary School; conducting a school supply drive for Rivera and Newton Rayzor elementary schools; collecting food for the Denton Food Bank; and providing food for a local family at Christmas. The group also began sending care packages to U.S. troops in Afghanistan when Dr. Kinnison’s son was stationed overseas. Though his son’s troop has returned, Dr. Kinnison said, the TWU chapter continues to send packages to another unit overseas.

The Texas Council for Exceptional Children is a non-profit organization that supports the national Council for Exceptional Children in advocating for students with disabilities and/or gifts and talents and in supporting those who serve this special population.


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