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New ACerS Class! The Education and Professional Development Council (EPDC)

Newest Development in ACerS Classes
The American Ceramic Society’s Board of Directors took action in January 2017 to improve ACerS efforts in education and professional development.  At the recommendation of the current Ceramic Education Council (CEC) and National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (NICE) executive committees, the CEC and NICE have been dissolved and in its place, a new Class of the Society called The Education and Professional Development Council (EPDC) has been established.  


The purpose of the new EPDC is to stimulate, promote, and improve education and professional development within the ceramic and glass community.  This new Class incorporates the past efforts of CEC, NICE, the Education Integration Committee (EIC), and the Student Activities Committee (SAC).  The intent of consolidating these groups into a single Class is to simplify the administrative structure and remove barriers to participation for interested members.  


Any member of ACerS with an interest in education and professional development may join the new EPDC free of charge.  Contact Tricia Freshour, ACerS Member Engagement Manager, for more information about joining the EPDC.  


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