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#FCSsuccess is in the air! AAFCS is excited to celebrate our 2021 recipients of awards, fellowships, and scholarships. Each exemplifies the positive impact family and consumer scientists have on individuals, families, and communities. From student scholars to early career and established Professionals to service-oriented Emeritus members, their commitment to excellence is noteworthy. We look forward to learning more about them in the coming weeks and honoring them at our 2021 Virtual Conference, and we invite you to join us! Click on the Recognition category to meet our honorees!   2021 Distinguished Service Award Honorees ...
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Last fall, Advance CTE co-hosted the CTE Forward Summit in partnership with nine national organizations, bringing together 200 leaders to set a new vision for the future of Career Technical Education (CTE). It was clear that now is the time to craft a bold vision that envisions a world where each learner can access and be successful in high-quality CTE programs without any limitations or barriers. Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of Career Technical Education (CTE Without Limits) lays out five inter-connected and equally critical principles, foundational commitments and a call to action for national, state and local CTE leaders.  The American ...
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2021 Emerging Researcher Award   The Community of Family Economics and Resource Management (FERM) of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is accepting applications for its 2021 Emerging Researcher Award.  This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding potential to make significant contributions to the understanding of individuals and families, and the context in which they make family economic and resource management decisions. Doctoral students pursuing the Ph.D. or Ed.D. at a recognized institution of higher education in the United States and who are at the advanced dissertation development stage are eligible ...
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Deadline Extended: March 31, 2021 Acceptance Notifications:  April 30, 2021 The Community of Apparel, Textiles, and Design is now accepting entries for the 2021 Juried Showcase.  Submit a publishable abstract and photos to showcase your best work in apparel design/clothing & wearable textile art, art & design/fiber/non-fiber, interior design/housing & textile art, and other creative areas. If selected, you will make an oral presentation and exhibit your work during the conference. Members and Nonmembers may submit.  Submission of an entry, or entries, indicates that submitter(s) or sponsoring AAFCS member agree(s) to register for the conference ...
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The Assembly of Higher Education (AHE) announces a call for undergraduate research abstracts for poster presentation at the 2021 Annual Conference. The undergraduate research and/or course project may focus on: Advocacy & collaboration Leadership & association engagement Educational tools & resources Research & scholarship, and Trends & innovation Culinary arts, hospitality, and tourism; Education and training; Food science and nutrition; Health management and wellness; Housing and interior design; Human/child development and family relations; Personal and family finance; ...
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Deadline Extended:  March 31, 2021 The Community of Colleges, Universities & Research (CUR) and the Assembly of Higher Education (AHE) announce a call for research abstracts for either an oral or poster presentation at the 2021 Annual Conference. Selection Criteria for Abstracts :  Abstracts will be judged in accordance with the following criteria:  (1) Significance and originality of the research; (2) purpose and rationale clearly stated; (3) soundness of the research design/methodology; (4) findings/results clearly stated; (5) relevance of the implications and conclusions; and (6) clarity and organization of written abstract, including meeting ...
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After an extensive and rigorous national search, the AAFCS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Nancy Bock has accepted the position of Executive Director, effective March 1, 2021. The Board made the final decision based on Nancy’s extensive association management and leadership experience along with her family and consumer sciences work for the Department of Agriculture; Cooperative Extension Service; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; and in the non-profit arena. Nancy brings additional experience from her 18- year career with American Cleaning Institute, where she served on the Executive Team and as the first female Senior Vice ...
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When Jeanette Collett reflects on her 39-year career as a Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) educator, you can hear the smile in her voice, “It was so rewarding -- it wasn’t work!” In recognition of FCS Educator Day and Career & Technical Education (CTE) Month, AAFCS Interim Executive Director Lori Myers, CFCS, recently had the opportunity to visit with Jeanette, who was an AAFCS member for 29 years, taught career education in high school, but spent most of her time teaching FCS to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at Mahoney Middle School in South Portland, Maine, a community she is quick to share was very supportive of her FCS classes. Little did she ...
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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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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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