Alexandria, Va. – August 26, 2020 – The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) honored their 2020 Distinguished Service Award Honorees during the AAFCS Virtual Conference in an online recognition event, Salute to the Stars - Toast of Blue!, held on June 25th with AAFCS staff and conference participants. AAFCS’ Annual Conference was transformed from an in-person conference into a 2-day conference via Zoom this year, which allowed many new attendees from all over the world to participate.
Among those selected for the associations’ most prestigious award was Carolyn Barnhart, CFCS, whose leadership through service began in in her teens. From high school to the present, she has demonstrated what it means to be a leader. She started her FCS leadership journey in 4-H. In high school, she served as the Wisconsin FHA (now FCCLA) State President, in college she was the WIM (WI, IL, IA, IN, MN, MI) FCS President and the First VP of the AAFCS Student Unit. She served as the Wisconsin Affiliate of AAFCS (WAFCS) President, and in 2015-16 she was the AAFCS National President.
“She is indeed a master teacher. She has given all of us an unparalleled legacy of leadership.”- Joyce Beery Miles, Lafayette, Indiana
Proud Sponsor of
The AAFCS celebrates, embraces, and respects the value of every person. We denounce all expressions of hate, racism, injustice, and discrimination. Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice is demonstrated through our work to improve the well-being and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.AAFCS, 107 S. West Street, # 816, Alexandria, VA 22314Phone: 703.706.4600 · Fax: 703.636.7648