American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)


AAFCS President Bev Card, CFCS (right), presents the Distinguished Service Award
to Martha Nall, CFCS (left).

Nall Receives AAFCS Distinguished Service Award


Alexandria, Va. – July 23, 2015—The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) honored its Distinguished Service Award recipients at a ceremony during the 106th Annual Conference & Expo in Jacksonville Florida, on June 27th. Among those selected for the prestigious award is Martha Nall, CFCS, of Lexington, Kentucky.

Martha's service to AAFCS began in 1969 as the vice-president of the AAFCS Student Section. Her service to the organization has continued in recruitment, leadership, development, and strategic planning. She retired in 2012 as professor in program and staff development, Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Most recently, Martha has served as a leader in planning and conducting the AAFCS National Leadership Academy to involve and integrate young professionals into association activities on the affiliate and national levels.

“I am truly honored and humbled by this recognition,” said Nall. “I have been fortunate to work with many outstanding leaders in the profession who guided, supported and inspired me throughout my career.”

Other AAFCS 2015 Distinguished Service Award Recipients are:
Angela Radford Lewis, CFCS
Deborah Tippett, CFCS

About the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
Based in the Washington, D.C., area, AAFCS is the only association for family and consumer sciences students and professionals across multiple practice settings and content areas. For more than 100 years, AAFCS has focused its mission on providing leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making more informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. AAFCS members provide research-based knowledge about the topics of everyday life to help create healthy and sustainable families. These topics include human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues. AAFCS members are located nationwide, and include educators, administrators and managers, human service and business professionals, researchers, community volunteers, and consultants who develop research-based information and deliver programs on essential skills to help individuals and families be better prepared to live, work, and succeed in today’s complex and diverse world.

Field of Family & Consumer Sciences
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) draws from broad and diverse disciplines to develop and provide content and programs that help individuals become more effective critical thinkers and problem solvers.  Through discovery and delivery of research-based knowledge, FCS professionals help individuals and families develop essential skills to successfully live and work in a complex world. Professionals in the field are uniquely qualified to speak on many critical issues affecting individuals and families, such as maintaining a healthy lifestyle, wisely managing personal and family finances, and creating supportive relationships with family members, friends, and co-workers.  They are located nationwide in a variety of practice settings, including secondary schools, universities, government agencies, and businesses.

For more information, please contact:
Gwynn Mason
Director of Communications, AAFCS

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