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 Good News: SRU's PCEE director receives 2010 PAEE Keystone Award 



SRU Good News for March 22, 2010


SRU's PCEE director receives 2010 PAEE Keystone Award

Kathleen Paul, director of the Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education, administered by Slippery Rock University, has been named the 2010 recipient of the Keystone Award by the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators.

The award was presented as part of PAEE's recent conference in Blue Bell where Dudley Edmonston, nature photographer and author of "Black & Brown Faces in America's Wild Places" was the keynote speaker.

Paul was cited for her dedication and professional work in the field of environmental education and for having made a significant difference on behalf of environmental education in Pennsylvania. Paul was thanked for her continued support of PAEE's mission to unite, support and empower a community of environmental educators throughout the commonwealth.

Roy Boyle, assistant professor at Saint Francis University and a PAEE board member who nominated Paul, said she had "revitalized and restored PCEE by reaching out to the environmental community. She has performed miracles with the PCEE Web site, redesigning and redefining it in ways that make it easier to access environmental education resources."

The PAEE has worked for more than 30 years to build an environmentally-literate community of Pennsylvanians who understand and appreciate our natural world, who recognize the impacts that humans have on the environment and who are self-motivated to make a positive difference. 

Paul was named to lead the center located at 164 S. Main St. in 2006. 

The center was created in 1996 to increase access to environmental education through service, education and research. The state legislature funds the agency and chose the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to manage it. SRU, which also administers McKeever Environmental Learning Center in Sandy Lake, was selected to oversee its operations.


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives. 


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