Community Showcases and Events

We hope you enjoyed yourself in Bellevue! Check back soon to download or view presentations from this year's Oral Research Presentations and posters!

Several AAFCS Communities host showcases or events at Annual Conference--learn more about the presentations at those events below!

Assembly of Higher Education Undergraduate Poster Presentations
Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Graduate Poster Presentations
Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Oral Research Presentations, Part I
Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Oral Research Presentations, Part II
Community of Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education Curriculum Showcase
Community of Apparel, Textiles, and Design Juried Showcase

Assembly of Higher Education Undergraduate Poster Presentations

Thursday, June 23rd, 5:15pm-7:00pm; Friday, June 24th, 8:00am-12:30pm (Presenters may not be available during this session)

Relationship Between Music Preference and Fashion Choice
Mariah Williams, Point Loma Nazarene University
Advisor: Dr. Jody L. Roubanis

Apparel Product Development: From Visual Art Inspiration to Fashion Creation "Aðila"
Kyler Arnold, Georgia Southern University
Advisor: Youngjoo Lee

Does Teaching Social Competencies to Children in Full-Day Care Change Social Emotional Outcomes?
Melanie Martinez, Point Loma Nazarene University
Advisor: Susan Rogers


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Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Poster Presentations

Thursday, June 23rd, 5:15pm-7:00pm; Friday, June 24th, 8:00am-12:30pm (Presenters may not be available during this session)

Apparel, Design & Textiles

Pushing the Boundaries: Ed Rossbach’s Fiber Arts as Inspiration for Apparel Design
Youngjoo Lee, Georgia Southern University

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Education & Technology
HBCU Students’ Familiarity With FCS-BOK: Focusing On Well-Being And Health Matters
Sung-Jin Lee, Ph.D.
Jane Walker, Ph.D.
Meeshay Williams-Wheeler, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Newcomb Hopfer, Ph.D.

Healthy Reflections: Effects of a Self-Image Program on Adolescent Females
Kathleen Heiden, Louisiana Tech University

2015 AAFCS Leadership Academy Project: Family and Consumer Sciences Education in Higher Education Research Areas
Amanpreet “Aman” Kaur, CFCS, MLIS, University of Pennsylvania
Sung-Jin Lee, Ph.D., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Martha Ravola, Ph.D., Alcorn State University

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Family Economics & Resource Management
Applying Motivational Interviewing to Cooperative Extension Work
Heidi Liss Radunovich
Taylor Spangler, University of Florida IFAS Extension
Sarah Ellis, University of Florida IFAS Extension at Citrus County

Emerging Adults: Can Simplifying Financial Behavior Increase Financial Satisfaction?
Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, PhD., CFCS, CPFFE, AFC, South Dakota State University

Health and Well-being of the beneficiaries of the state‘s low cost housing in the Limpopo Province, South Africa
Lorraine Mohlapamaswi

Wellness at Work
Mia B. Russell, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Improving Health Insurance Literacy
Virginia Brown, University of Maryland Extension
Kenneth Martin, Ohio State University
Mary Jo Katras, University of Minnesota
Elizabeth Kiss, Kansas State University
Joan Koonce, University of Georgia
Dena Wise, University of Tennessee

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Family Relations & Human Development

Challenges of Children and Youth Living with HIV/AIDS in Ghana: Experiences of Parents Caregivers
Vivian Tackie-Ofosu, University of Ghana, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Ann Vail, University of Kentucky, School of Human and Environmental Sciences

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Nutrition, Health & Food Management, Hospitality Management

Attitudes, Beliefs, and Challenges Regarding Healthy Food Choices Of Residents Living In Texas Health Service Region 1
Elizabeth Roush, Texas Tech University
Barbara N. Allison, Texas Tech University

First Year College Students and Barriers To Selecting More Healthy Food Choices
Carinthia Cherry, PhD, RD, LDN, Cooperative Extension, North Carolina A&T State University
Amber Porter, MS, Cooperative Extension, North Carolina A&T State University
Paula Faulkner, PhD, Cooperative Extension, North Carolina A&T State University
Ken Gruber, PhD, Cooperative Extension, North Carolina A&T State University

Texas GROW! EAT! GO! Can a School-Based Intervention Affect Child Obesity?
Judith L. Warren, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University
Alexandra E. Evans, University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus
Ranjit Nalini, University of Texas School of Public Health, Texas A&M University, Austin Regional Campus
Lisa Whittlesey, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University Caren Walton, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University Randy Seagraves, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University
Rusty Hohlt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University Sharon Robinson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University

Food Related Taboos Observed During Pregnancy In Malawi
Cecilia Promise Maliwichi-Nyirenda, Indigenous Knowledge Centre, Blantyre, Malawi
Lucy Lynn Maliwichi, University of Venda, Department of Consumer Science, Thohoyandou, South Africa

What’s on the Menu:  Student Dissatisfaction with Campus Dining Hall Food
Lynda M. Brown
Kenneth J. Gruber
Valerie L Giddings, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Use of the Food Pantry as an Active Learning Project to Improve Critical Thinking Skills
Rufaro Chitiyo
Melinda Anderson, Tennessee Technological University

A Case Study Approach to Assess the Dietary Intake of Rural African American Families
Meeshay Williams-Wheeler, North Carolina A&T State University
Gabrielle Jackson, North Carolina A&T State University
Sharon Warren Cook, North Carolina A&T State University
Carinthia Cherry, North Carolina A&T State University
Valerie L. Giddings, North Carolina A&T State University

Effect of beet extract on UCP1 gene expression in brown adipocytes in vitro and its total phenolic content

Dammah Otieno, North Carolina A&T State University
Sang Gil Lee, North Carolina A&T State University =
Hye Won Kang, North Carolina A&T State University

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Interior Design
Visual Merchandising Garment Display: Textile Options
Crystal Hutson
Usha Chowdhary

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Other
The Role of Family and Consumer Sciences in Developing High School Students’ Ownership in the College and Career Planning Process
Cynthia L. Miller, Texas Tech University
Karen L. Alexander, Texas Tech University

Designing Successful Extracurricular Community Engagement: Student Reflections on Personal and Program Strengths and Weaknesses
Elizabeth Newcomb Hopfer, Ph.D., Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, North Carolina A&T State University
Devona L. Dixon, Ph.D., Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, North Carolina A&T State University
Meeshay Williams-Wheeler, Ph.D., Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, North Carolina A&T State University

Creating Magic: An Analysis of Walt Disney World’s Marketing and Merchandising to Achieve Its Mission Statement
Kathleen Heiden, Louisiana Tech University

Perceptions of FCS: A National Investigation of FCS Faculty and Administrators
Scott Hall, JFCS Editor
Amy Harden
Deanna Pucciarelli, Ball State University

Housing and Life Planning of Low-Income Elderly Homeowners in North Carolina Rural Areas  
Sung-jin Lee, North Carolina A&T State University
Kathleen R. Parrott, North Carolina A&T State University
Valerie L. Giddings, North Carolina A&T State University
Sheryl Renee Robinson, North Carolina A&T State University

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Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Oral Research Presentations, Part I

Friday, June 24th, 10:00am-11:30am

External Environment Determinants Analysis of Micro Retailers in an Informal Sector: A Qualitative Case Study
Amanda J. Muhammad, Bowling Green State University
Deborah G. Wooldridge, Bowling Green State University

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Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Oral Research Presentations, Part II

Friday, June 24th, 1:45pm-3:15pm

A More Effective Way to Teach Safe Food Handling: Development of a Positive Deviance Food Safety Curriculum
Yaohua Feng, University of California, Davis
Christine M. Bruhn, University of California, Davis

Family Consequences of Elder Financial Exploitation (EFE) by Relatives with Powers of Attorney (POA)
Virginia Vincenti, University of Wyoming
Cory Bolkan, Washington State University-Vancouver

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Community of Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education Curriculum Showcase

Friday, June 24th, 8:00am-10:00am (as part of the AAFCS Showcase Your Work Event)

My Students Like to Read!
Nicole A. Graves, Ph.D., South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Family and Community Connections
Kristie K. Kuhse, Teacher of the Year Merit Finalist, Waverly-Shell Rock Middle School, Waverly, IA

The Scrappy Quilt Project:  Teaching Beginning Sewing Skills and Helping Children in Need
Paige Loft, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

UCONN People Empowering People
Cathleen Love, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Technology in the Classroom
Kathleen Mellenberg, Colonial Forge High School, Stafford, VA

Early Childhood Education Program
RaAnn Miller, Jessamine Career & Technology Center, Nicholasville, KY

Putting Critical Science into Practice within the FCS Secondary Classroom
Sheree M. Moser, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Pre-Professional Assessment and Certification (Pre-PAC)
Lori A. Myers, Director, Pre-PAC,  AAFCS, Alexandria, VA

Thomas County Upper Elementary/Thomas County Middle School Family & Consumer Sciences
Megan Whitworth Palmer, CFCS, National Teacher of the Year, Thomas County Middle School, Thomasville, GA

Future Perspectives
Karen Phair, Teacher of the Year Merit Finalist, Dirigo High School, Dixfield, ME

Teaching is Easier with Resources from The Curriculum Center for Family & Consumer Sciences
Patti Rambo, The Curriculum Center for Family & Consumer Sciences, Lubbock, TX

Pulse on Health: Exploring Pulses Through Math, Science, and Nutrition
Diane Smith, Skagit County WSU Extension, Burlington, WA

Promote Your Profession with Pride!
Don't Reinvent the Wheel...Help is on the Way to Easily Integrate Service Learning into Your FCS Program
Marily Swierk, MS Innovations, Oldsmar, FL

Fuel Up to Play 60 Grand Opportunities
Caren Walker, Tippecanoe School Corporation, West Lafayette, IN

A Taste of FACS
Lori Young, Albany Area Schools, Albany, MN

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Community of Apparel, Textiles, and Design Juried Showcase

Friday, June 24th, 8:00am-10:00am (as part of the AAFCS Showcase Your Work Event)

Tradition Meets the West, In Sook Ahn, Chung, Ang University

Sustainable  Hippie, Sang Yoon Lee, Jung Min Park, Insook Ahn, Chung –Ang University

Bras for a Cause (1-3), Deborah Belcher, Middle Tennessee State University

Gingham Zero-Waste Dress, Melanie Carrico, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Oblation Zero-Waste Dress, Melanie Carrico, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Zero-Waste Boho-Blouse and Denim Skirt, Melanie Carrico, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

A Colorful Day, Chanjuan Chen, Kent State University

The Black Peacock, Chanjuan Chen, Kent State University

The Goldfinch, Chanjuan Chen and Sophia Adodo, Kent State University

Sun & Sand: A Garment for a Happy Place, Farrell Doss, Radford University

Follow That Stripe, Farrell Doss, Radford University

VIVIDO DÉESSE, Andrea Eklund, Central Washington University

She’s Awakened: Hagia Sophia, Alissa Leach, Andrea Eklund, Central Washington University

Dahlia, Rachael Wescott, Andrea Eklund, Central Washington University

She’s Awakened: Solomon, Alissa Leach, Andrea Eklund, Central Washington University

Burning Star, Emma Mahr, Andrea Eklund, Central Washington University

Lucid Dream, Malissa Clark, Andrea Eklund, Central Washington University

Local Honey, Gwendolyn Hustvedt, Texas State University

Joy of Nólsoy, Gwendolyn Hustvedt, Texas State University

RETHINK II: Kombucha Shoes for Scarlett and Rhett, Young-A Lee & Changhyun Nam, Iowa State University

A Grain Changer, Kathy Mitchell, Radford University

Crescent City Sunset, Stefanie A. Ramirez, Texas State University

40 Days Around the World Quilt, Lauren Rudd & Deborah Belcher, Middle Tennessee State University

Voluntary Simplicity, Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, South Dakota State University

Magnificence, Youngjoo Lee, Georgia Southern University

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