2023 DEC Awards Winners
The Division for Early Childhood is excited to announce the 2023 Award Winners!
The Rose C. Engel Award for Excellence in Professional Practice is awarded to Sheena Jennings.
The Mary McEvoy Service to the Field Award is awarded to Micki Ostrosky.
The J. David Sexton Doctoral Student Award is awarded to Crystal Williams.
The Merle B. Karnes Service to DEC Award is awarded to Jen Newton.
The DEC Family Award is awarded to Darla Gundler.
The DEC Mentoring Award is awarded to Vicki Stayton.
Congratulations to this year's winners! To learn more about the DEC Awards, click here.
If you are attending Division for Early Childhood's 39th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families, please join us for DEC Celebrates on Wednesday, November 29th, 2023, 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Hilton Minneapolis. DEC will be hosting the Awards Ceremony and a Celebration for DEC's 50th Anniversary. The evening celebration will include a light dinner, a cash bar, and entertainment from Kristoffer Olson, Minneapolis' resident funny magician. If you haven't already, you can still register for the DEC Conference at www.decconference.org. We look forward to seeing you there!