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AAFCS is pleased to announce its 2021 honorees for the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) !  Early in 2021, we'll be learning more about each of our honorees online and in our Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences, and look forward to celebrating their contributions to the association and field.   The DSA was established by the American Home Economics Association (AHEA) Foundation in 1979 as a living tribute to members to recognize superior achievements in family and consumer sciences, outstanding contributions to the family and consumer sciences profession, and sustained association leadership at both state and national levels
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FCS fit  Wellness Wednesday: Renewed Funding Opportunity! AAFCS is excited to announce that it will once again be a facilitator of the Healthy for Life® 20 By  20 community nutrition program , an initiative led by  Aramark  and the  Am erican Heart A ssociation (AHA),  with  10 grants of $2,500 each available !  What is it? The purpose of this program is to provide food discovery  experiences and nutrition education to communities across the nation. Up to 10  Healthy for  Life® 20 By 20 community nutrition program grants  are available. Sub-grantees will receive $2,500 in funding and AHA training and resources to implement ...
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The Washington Affiliate of AAFCS would like to invite AAFCS members to participate in the 2020 Washington Virtual FCS Annual Conference!  Two keynote speakers and breakout sessions over two days. No transportation, hotel, or meal costs involved, and you can earn up to 15 clock hours . What a bargain!  Registration Fees for the Washington FCS Annual Conference: WAFCS/AAFCS or WAFACSE Active Member                             $100.00 WAFCS/AAFCS Student Member                                                 $  10.00 WAFCS/AAFCS or WAFACSE Retired (Emeritus) Member          $  50.00 Active Non-Member                                              ...
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Alexandria, Va. -- The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is pleased to announce the   2020-2021 Student Unit Leaders that were sworn in during a virtual installation premiered on the A AFCS Student Unit Facebook page on September 10, 2020: Sadie Hooker of the University of Wisconsin -Stevens Point , Chair ; Andrew Carter of Georgia Southern University, First Vice Chair ; Alyssa Frisby of University of the Central Arkansas, Vice Chair of Service & Outreach ; and Kevin Homan, Purdue University, Chair Elect . Landon Calderwood of Iowa State University Extension is Immediate Past Chair and will serve as counselor ...
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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 25 th 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 Virginia Vincenti, CFCS , who has a strong record of sustained achievements ...
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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 25 th 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 ...
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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 25 th 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 Elizabeth Jane Steiner, CFCS-Retired , whose 50+ years in teaching ...
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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 25 th 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 Jacqueline Holland, Ed.D., CFCS-HDFS , AAFCS Past President ...
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Alexandria, Va. – AAFCS presented its 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 25 th in front of AAFCS staff and conference member and non-member participants. As the current pandemic impacts the health and safety among us, the Annual Conference was transformed from an in-person conference into a 2-day conference via Zoom, which allowed many new attendees from all over the world to register and participate. The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was established by the American Home Economics Association (AHEA) Foundation ...
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Alexandria, Va. – During the 2020 Virtual Conference on June 26 th , the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) recognized Kayla Correll, CFCS , a Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher at Greendale High School in Greendale, Wisconsin, as the AAFCS 2020 National Teacher of the Year . Goodheart-Willcox Publisher has been an AAFCS partner as an exhibitor at AAFCS events for 40 years, and a proud sponsor of the AAFCS Teacher of the Year award since 2008. The award recognizes exemplary teachers who utilize cutting-edge methods, techniques, and activities to provide stimulus and visibility to family and consumer sciences ...
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