Cast your ballot for new EEASC board members and officers! Two at-large positions are available on the Board of Directors, and two officers are up for election. To begin, read the candidate bios below, then click the "Register" button at left. Enter or confirm the e-mail address associated with your EEASC account; click Next; then select the radio button for "Yes" or "No" for each candidate. (You may vote "yes" for all four candidates.) Click Next to review your selection, then click Confirm to cast your ballot. You will see an "Event Registration Confirmation (Receipt)" screen when your ballot has been successfully submitted.
Notes: Only members with an active individual, family, affiliate, or corporate membership may vote in this election. Individuals with family, affiliate or corporate memberships should log in separately to cast their votes. Questions? Contact Chanda Cooper at email@example.com.
Candidate for Vice President: Chanda Cooper
As a naturalist, Chanda enjoys studying nature and helping others make discoveries about the natural world. She holds a BS in Biology and a Master’s in Earth and Environmental Resources Management from the University of South Carolina and currently serves as Education Program Coordinator for the Richland Soil & Water Conservation District. She has served on the EEASC board since 2013 and is currently Vice President (Appointed) and Membership Chair.
Candidate for Secretary: Lindsey Shealy
Current EEASC board member Lindsey Shealy has volunteered to serve as Secretary. Lindsey is the Development Associate for the Cure Sanfilippo Foundation. She is a graduate of Villanova University with an M.Ed. from the University of SC. She previously worked as a Manager for the Girl Scouts of SC, and during her graduate career she completed practicums at Camp Discovery and Richland Soil and Water Conservation District. As an avid nature enthusiast, she has been a member of EEASC for four years and has also served on the board of the Carolina Children's Garden. She has extensive volunteer management and hands on non-profit experience. Lindsey lives in Columbia, SC.
Candidate for Board Membership: Elizabeth Vernon "E.V." BellCandidate for Board Membership: Peter Lauzon
E.V. Bell is a marine education specialist at the SC Sea Grant Consortium in Charleston, SC. Prior to the Consortium, she worked as the marine education coordinator for the SC Department of Natural Resources and marine education instructor at the Newfound Harbor Marine Institute (Big Pine Key, FL). Her work focuses on providing experiential, environmental education and STEM-based learning experiences through professional development, stewardship projects, project-based learning, and field-based opportunities. Specifically, Bell developed and coordinates the only student-driven salt marsh restoration program in the state, From Seeds to Shoreline, and also assisted in the creation of the Palmetto Environmental Education Certification (PEEC) -- the state’s first environmental education certification program for formal and nonformal educators. She has a B.S. from Clemson in Biological Sciences and a Master’s in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston. She achieved her Master Naturalist certification in 2016 and volunteers as the Folly Beach Site Captain for the annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep event. E.V. has been a member of EEASC since 2017.
Peter Lauzon grew up on a farm in New York and completed undergraduate degrees in Biology and Education and a Master’s in Education at SUNY Plattsburgh. He also completed graduate work in Molecular Genetics at the University of South Carolina. After teaching at USC and Midlands Technical College for many years, Lauzon became a science teacher at Irmo High School in 2001 and recently was instrumental in bringing an observation bee hive to the school. He consistently takes advantage of environmental education opportunities for both himself and his students. He has been a member of EEASC since 2016 and has participated in numerous EEASC events and conferences.