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Students at foodbank

Seven members of the Pacific ASCD volunteered at the Emergency Food Bank of Stockton to help families in need during the holiday season.  Pacific ASCD was inspired to help the local community by the work they did with other student chapters during the ASCD International Conference in March 2011 at the San Francisco Food Bank.  Pictured are: Back Row: Anne Piper, Michael Williamson, Lauren Vanina, and Jen Paul  Front Row: Courtney Adler, Lauren Meehleis, and Valerie Yim.

Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
The Association for Curriculum Development student chapter exists for the betterment of the Associated Students, Benerd School of Education students and University of the Pacific as a whole. This is an international professional organization of college students, preschool through university teachers in education and schools, school administrators, and curriculum specialist in school districts. We have a student chapter, Dr. Harriet Arnold from our school is the advisor, and she takes a group of students to the annual conference each year. There are reduced student membership fees for joining this group. You receive a magazine called Educational Leadership, too.

Upcoming ASCD Events:
January 29, 2013: First Year Teacher Survival Guide-A teaching workshop presented by former student Sara Ruiz informational flyer

School of Education's Math and Science Club
Contrary to what you may have heard, you do not have to love math or science to join this club. We are a group of future teachers who want to learn better ways to teach math and science to our future students. We attend a state-wide math or science education conference every year, host a local Math Steeplechase, and participate in Paramount Great America's Annual Physics/Science/Math Days FOR FREE! We're always open to new ideas and new members, so stop by and see what we're all about. All members will receive a subscription to a National Science Teachers Association journal free of charge! Our club advisor is Dr. Greg Potter.

School of EducationStudent Association (SESA)
This is the organization for all students in the Benerd School of Education, and it is the main organization recognized by the Associated Students of the University of the Pacific (ASUOP). Dr. Marilyn Draheim is the faculty advisor. This group helps with funding many activities for our students. SESA also runs a scholastic book fair every year to raise money.

Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice. The advisor is Dr. Michael Elium, the Coordinator of Special Education. crusk@pacific.edu 
CEC upcoming events:
February 22, 2013 CEC Meeting Guest presenters Rober Slingerman, RSC of San Joaquin, Inc. and Ann Cirimele, Family Resource Network. Informational Flyer
Kappa Delta Epsilon (KDE)
We are on of 37 collegiate chapters.  Members are selected based on outstanding educational and professional activities.  The University of the Pacific Chapter of KDE was the result of the work of four students: Lisa Park, Robyn Addington, Michelle Rutter, and Alejandra Guttierez. The KDE chapter adviser is Dr. Heidi Stevenson. http://www.kappadeltaepsilon.org/

**Student California Teacher's Association (SCTA)
Student California Teacher's Association (SCTA) is the largest student organization in California with chapters at more than 70 campuses throughout the state. SCTA is your local student chapter of the California Teacher's Association (CTA) and the National Education Association (NEA).
Currently SCTA is no longer active at Pacific. Interested students are more than welcome to re-assemble the chapter on campus.