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Outstanding Member Service Award.

Each year at the ACEI Annual International Conference and Exhibition, the Association strives to honor those dedicated members who make ACEI a special organization. At the 2003 Conference in Phoenix, Arizonia, five members--Eugenia Hepworth Berger, Roy O. Schilling, Bertha Campbell, Ann McFarland, and Doris Bergen--received the Outstanding Member Service Award.

This award recognizes the contributions made by ACEI members to the betterment of children, to the field of education, and to the Association.

Eugenia Hepworth Berger

Eugenia Hepworth Berger has been a professor of Early Childhood Education at Metropolitan State College (Colorado) for more than 30 years, and is author of Parents as Partners in Education (now in its 7th edition). A parent educator, prolific journal article author, and frequent workshop presenter, Berger has had a profound influence on how teacher candidates in early childhood education view the important role of parents in education. Over the years, she has served ACEI on the local national, and international levels. A member for more than 30 years, she has served on the Teacher Education Committee and participated in elementary folio reviews. Berger has presented at more than 20 ACEI Annual International Conferences, and in 1999 received an Outstanding Service Award from the Colorado Branch of ACEI.

Roy O. Schilling

Roy O. Schilling is a retired teacher and administrator from Decatur, Illinois. He has been actively and constructively involved with the Illinois Association for Young Children and with ACEI for many years. While serving ACEI as a chair of the legislative committee, professional member, workshop conductor, fundraising participant, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Executive Board, his work on behalf of children included that of an administrative assistant, 1952-60, and principal, 1960-79. He continued to serve the field as Vice President of Retired Teachers in Decatur, Illinois, in 1979-81. In retirement, Schilling also continued to serve children by participating in the Prairie Life Fair for 3rd-graders held every May.

Bertha Campbell

Bertha Campbell has teaching experience with children, parents, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students. She has worked in public and private schools and institutions, including state and federally funded programs, child care, and cooperative nursery schools. A consultant to federally funded programs since 1965, Campbell has been involved in research projects with a focus on qualitative measures, and has been named one of the top 50 educators in the United States. At the time of her retirement in 1987, she was chief of the Bureau of Child Development and Parent Education in the New York State Education Department. Prior to her 20 years of service there, she was a full professor at Empire State College. Her career includes professorships at New York State University and the University of California. Since retirement, she has continued to serve as a consultant to federally funded projects, has planned and implemented early childhood centers and programs, presented speeches and workshops, and served on two Colorado Governor's Committees. Campbell has also been a member of the New York State Branches of ACEI and NAEYC.

Ann McFarland

Ann McFarland is a Professor of Education at Mississippi College (Clinton, Mississippi) and has been an ACEI member for more than 30 years. As the ACEI/NCATE Folio Review Coordinator, McFarland conducts program reviews for state boards of education as evidence of candidate proficiency in specific program and content areas. She also has served as Chair of the ACEI Professional Standards/Teacher Education Committee. McFarland works with the homeless through her participation in Delta Kappa Gamma and is involved with the Make a Wish Foundation.

Doris Bergen

Doris Bergen is Professor and former Chair, Department of Educational Psychology; Affiliate Professor, Department of Psychology; and Director, Center for Human Development, Learning, and Teaching, at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). A member of the ACEI Publications Committee since 1990, she has been the Committee Chair since 2002. She has authored or co-authored numerous ACEI publications, including Brain Research and Childhood Education: Implications for Educators, and Readings From Play As a Medium for Learning and Development. She also has served as both Associate Editor and Editor of the journal of Research in Childhood Education. As Director of the Miami University Center for Human Development, Learning, and Teaching, she has obtained grants and facilitated in obtaining interdisciplinary external grants by other faculty members (funding level over $1.3 million).
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Title Annotation:Association for Childhood Education International; ACEI Awards
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Date:Sep 22, 2003
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