American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)


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

Tippett 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 Deborah Tippett, CFCS, Raleigh, North Carolina.

As head of the Meredith College Human Environmental Sciences Department and professor, Dr. Tippett has earned the respect and admiration of her peers and students, as have her significant contributions to the profession in research, in leadership, and as a passionate advocate for understanding the global reach and possibilities of family and consumer sciences.

”I am so honored to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the association that has meant so much to me throughout my career,” said Tippett.  “To be nominated by the AAFCS Community of Global Perspectives, IFHE-US, and Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society has filled me with gratitude beyond words. I am also appreciative for the support of my colleagues at Meredith College, the North Carolina Affiliate of AAFCS, and my publisher, Goodheart-Wilcox.”

Other AAFCS 2015 Distinguished Service Award Recipients are:
Angela Radford Lewis, CFCS
Martha Nall, 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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