CEC Student Awards

The CEC Student Awards recognize CEC's outstanding college student members -- undergraduate and gradute students - and chapter advisors who make outstanding contributions to CEC and to exceptional children.

Please address any inquiries about the CEC Student Awards to students@cec.sped.org. Please note: High school students and other non-members are not eligible for these awards.

Congratulations to our 2017 CEC Student Award Recipients!

 2016 Undergrad, Tania Stahl   CEC Outstanding Undergraduate Student of the Year
Tania Stahl

Northern State University, Aberdeen, S.D.
2017 Graduate Award - Heather Raithel   CEC Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year
Heather Raithel

Utah State University, Logan

Student award recipients receive a plaque at an awards ceremony during the CEC Annual Convention & Expo. All student award recipients will be recognized on the CEC website. Recipients of these awards are not required to attend the convention to receive their award.

No student will be awarded more than one CEC award each year. Student members on CEC’s Student Committee or the CEC Board of Directors are not eligible for these awards.

Student Awards

The Susan Phillips Gorin Award
This award honors a regular CEC member who has demonstrated exemplary personal and professional qualities while making outstanding contributions to promote student activities and to children and youth with exceptionalities.  

Eligibility Information

The Outstanding CEC Student Member of the Year (Graduate & Undergraduate) Awards
These awards honor a student CEC member for his or her dedication and contribution to children and youth with exceptionalities and to student activities.  The awards recognize both an undergraduate and graduate student CEC member.

Eligibility Information and Process


CEC's 2018 Student Award nominations are due Sept. 11, 2017; recipients and nominators will be notified of the results in late October.

Please address any inquiries about the CEC Student Awards to students@cec.sped.org.

View the complete archive of past CEC Student Award winners.