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Assembly of Higher Education Undergraduate Poster Presentations
Collegiate Assembly Body of Knowledge Poster Presentations
Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research  Poster Presentations 
Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Oral Research Presentations
Community of Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education Curriculum Showcase 
Community of Apparel, Textiles, and Design Juried Showcase

Assembly of Higher Education Undergraduate Poster Presentations

Monday, June 24th, 5:15pm-7:15pm; Tuesday, June 25th, 9:00am-11:00am

Ready-to-Wear Clothing Fit Satisfaction based on Body-Shape Perception

Autumn R. Hamilton, Southern University and A&M College
Faculty Advisor: Jung-Im Seo

Influence of family functioning and relationships on college students family quality of life
Courtney Conklin
, Youngstown State University
Faculty Advisor: Abel G. Waithaka

Parenting Styles: An Effect on Conflict Resolution & Family Quality of life of College Students
Tara Fusco
, Youngstown State University
Faculty Advisor: Abel G. Waithaka


Serviceability of Baby Onesies
Taylor Heiden, Alex Noble, Malori Young
, Louisiana Tech University
Faculty Advisor: Kathleen Heiden

Serviceability of Athletic Jackets
Madeline Barr, Blythe Bissell, Lillian Huggs
, Louisiana Tech University
Faculty Advisor: Kathleen Heiden

The Product Analysis of Women’s Athletic Tops
Madeline Barr, Blythe Bissell, Katey Grafton, Louisiana Tech University
Faculty Advisor: Kathleen Heiden

Product Quality Analysis of Onesies

Taylor Heiden, Jordan Lee, Malori Young, Louisiana Tech University
Faculty Advisor: Kathleen Heiden


Fast Fashion: This Cost at What Cost? 
Emily Marsico, Lily Testa,
Youngstown State University
Faculty Advisor: Priscilla Njeri Gitimu



Collegiate Assembly Body of Knowledge Poster Presentations

Monday, June 24th, 5:15pm-7:15pm; Tuesday, June 25th, 9:00am-11:00am


A Digital Textile Design: Yoruba Peplum

Faculty Member: Dr. LaPorchia Davis   
Student:  Janaya Hannah
University:  Morgan State University

FCS Body of Knowledge: Vintage Vibes Benefit Fashion Show

Faculty Advisors​: Melissa Abner and Erica Spurgeon
Students​: Mabrey Walthen, Maddie Osborn, Raquel Collier, Quinn Ahrens

University​: University of Central Missouri


The FCS Body of Knowledge from Theory to Practice: One Student’s J
ourney

Faculty Members: Lori Littleton and Lisa LeBleu 
Student: Kaitlyn Sanders
University: The University of Tennessee at Martin

 
Effects of Word Association on Nutritious Food Choices Using Printed Textile Shopping Bags: A Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge Approach

Faculty Member: Najma Jamaludeen
Students: Vanessa Branch and China Bond  
University: Morgan State University

FCS Body of Knowledge: Bodily Well-being and Appearing Well in Appearance and Physical Environment

Faculty Member: Cassandra Dickerson 
Student: Taylor Campbell 
University: Morgan State University

FCS Body of Knowledge: Show Me the Money; Dollar and Sense

Faculty Members: Dr. Donna Bell and Dr. Laura Bloom 
Student: Maggie Stogner  
University: University of Montevallo

Implementation of the Doula Education Act of 2018

Faculty Members: Dr. William H. Whitaker, Jr., and LaToya N. Johnson
Student: Anitra James
University: South Carolina State University

 
The Use of Technology and Wellness

Faculty Member: Dr. Ethel G. Jones
Students: Alayna Batterton, Paige Chelette, Emily Miears, and Kendyl White
University: Louisiana Technology University


Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Poster Presentations 

Monday, June 24th, 5:15pm-7:15pm; Tuesday, June 25th, 9:00am-11:00am


High Quality Child Care Curriculum Predicts Positive Academic and Social-Emotional Outcomes for At-Risk Children
Martha Herndon, The University of Tennessee at Martin

Lessons Learned about Career Longevity: A Qualitative Study of CTE Veteran Teachers
Nicole Graves, South Dakota State University

Student Perceptions of Skill Development Levels of Workforce "Soft" Skills
Barbara L. Stewart, University of Houston

Money for College Tuition, but No Money for Food?
Catherine Fontenot, Louisiana Tech University


Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Oral Research Presentations

Tuesday, June 25th, 3:15pm-4:15pm

FACS @ HBCUs: An Overview of Family and Consumer Sciences Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Samii Kennedy Benson, Southern University and A&M

Does Financial Literacy Matter? Evidence From The Health-Wealth Relationship
Tamanna Afreen Rimi, Iowa State University

Examining the Stigma of Adolescents’ Psychological Help Seeking: The Role of Gender
Ani Yazedjian, Illinois State University

Tuesday, June 25th, 3:15pm-4:15pm

Case Study on Sustainability of a Community-based Program Providing a Shopping Experience for Low-Income Children at Christmas
Teresa Drake, Bradley University

Understanding ‘Aging in Place’ Practices for Low Income Elderly Homeowners in NC Urban Areas
Sung-Jin Lee, North Carolina A&T University

Motives of Parental Financial Support of Young-Adult Children
Radion Svynarenko


Wednesday, June 26th, 8:30am-9:30am

Developing Comprehensive Training for an Enriching Mentorship of Adults with Intellectual and Development Disabilities
Devona Dixon, North Carolina A&T

High Quality Child Care Curriculum Predicts Positive Academic and Social-Emotional Outcomes for At-Risk Children
Martha Herndon, The University of Tennessee at Martin

Community of Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education Curriculum Showcase

Tuesday, June 25th, 9:00am-11:00am (as part of the Expo Extravaganza)

History of FCS/CTE
Lisa Diebel, CFCS
Ohio University, Athens, OH

Financial Education Resources: Curriculum and Program Evaluation
Susan Sharkey
National Endowment for Financial Education, Denver, CO

An Inclusive Environment for ALL Learners
Dawn Boyden, CNWE
Affiliate Teacher of the Year
Lake Stevens High School, Lake Stevens, WA

Secondary Maget Fashion Design Program of Study
Shannon Sheldon, CFCS
Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV

Textile and Apparel Studies Outreach Programs
Virginia Rolling
Delaware State University, Dover, DE

Giving, Supporting and Educating
Amanda Herman
Affiliate Teacher of the Year
Northdale Middle School, Anoka-Hennepin School District, Coon Rapids, MN

Making It Relevant: Embedding Community Experiences Into the Career & Technical Education (CTE) - Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Curriculum
Robin L. Brenner, CFCS
Affiliate Teacher of the Year
Eagle Hill Middle School, Fayetteville-Manlius School District, Manlius, NY

Cross-Curricular Events and Projects
Nicole Heflin, CFCS
Westfield High School, Westfield, IN

Careers in Culinary/Hospitality
Renee Sigmon
National Merit Finalist
Carroll High School, Fort Wayne, IN

Make People Take Notice of FCS!
Marilyn Swierk, CFCS, CPFFE
East Lake, FL

"TAKING FCS TO THE STREETS!"
Marilyn Swierk, CFCS, CPFFE
East Lake, FL

Integrate Service Learning into FCS the easy way!!
Marilyn Swierk, CFCS, CPFFE
East Lake, FL

Above All Else (AAE), Guard Your Heart〔♥️〕
Connie Ferris, CFCS
Osakis Public School (retired), Osakis, MN

Student Run Enterprises
Tabitha Aanonson
Affiliate Teacher of the Year
Nevada Community Schools, Nevada, IA

The Frasier Center Lab School
Jenna Black
National Merit Finalist
City Schools of Decatur, Decatur, GA

Unlocking Creativity
Dawn Harrison
Wake County Public School System, Apex, NC

Growing Maine-Vocational Aspirations!
Beth Scherpf, CNWE
Affiliate Teacher of the Year
Skowhegan Area High School, Skowhegan, ME

How Passionate Educators can Help Break the Cycle of Poverty - A personal story of how teachers and education helped end my families long history of substance abuse and poverty.
Amy Carney, CFCS
Marshall Public Schools, Marshall, MO

Money Smart: FDIC’s Free Financial Education Resources
Charlotte Rountree
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Washington, DC

Perfect Platform: Using Family & Consumer Sciences to Teach Communication and Appropriate Use of Technology
Heather M. Jones, CFCS
National Teacher of the Year
Fairfax County Public Schools, Alexandria, VA


Community of Apparel, Textiles, and Design Juried Showcase

Tuesday, June 25th, 9:00am-11:00am (as part of the Expo Extravaganza)

Ronin, the Cosmic Anaconda
Astrid Vidalon & Andrea Eklund
Central Washington University

We are Here
Andrea Eklund
Central Washington University

In Defense of Being Average
Andrea Eklund
Central Washington University

Digital Deco
John Jacob
Radford University

Transformative Doily
Chanjuan Chen & Kendra Lapolla
Kent State University

Oxford Lattice
Chanjuan Chen & Kim Hahn
Kent State University

Transition with a Layered Protection
Young-A Lee
Auburn University

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Deborah Belcher, Gina Pisut & Lauren Rudd
Middle Tennessee State University

Lady Gray
Joyce R. Robinson
Indiana State University

Kenya Sew
Alayna Aiken
Member of the Cape Henlopen Education Association

Emerald Star
Lorna Wounded Head
South Dakota State University

Cascade
Eunyoung Yang
Meredith College

Indigo Lantern
Eunyoung Yang
Meredith College

Tiers of Brushstrokes
Eunyoung Yang
Meredith College

Elegant Kitenge Changu
Jane Opiri
Tara High School, Baton Rouge Louisiana

Atmospherics
Virginia Rolling
Delaware State University

Tweeding It
Farrell Doss
Radford University

My Grandmother's Garden II 
Farrell Doss
Radford University