AAFCS News

AAFCS celebrates Black History Month with this week's Feature Friday recognizing two exceptional FCS Professionals who are making an impact! Julia R. Miller-Arline Julia R. Miller-Arline is an educator, administrator, mentor, researcher, author, and advocate for equal rights in education. Her interests in education were inspired by significant members of her family whose professional careers were in elementary and secondary education. Dr. Miller-Arline’s career in education began as a home economics teacher in junior high school, and then progressed to high school teacher, to higher education, to full professor, to dean and dean emeritus, at Michigan ...
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American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is pleased to announce the 2024-2027 Board of Directors to be sworn in during the Annual Conference. ALEXANDRIA, VA, UNITED STATES, February 6, 2024 - The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences ( AAFCS ) is pleased to announce the 2024 to 2027 Board of Directors who will be sworn in during the 2024 AAFCS Annual Conference scheduled for early June in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Barbara Stewart, CFCS; Dr. Cara Winston Simmons, CFCS; and Menia L. Chester, CFCS, CNWE have been selected to join the AAFCS Board. “One of the most widely respected international strategy ...
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Nominations Sought for Development/Review Panels for the AAFCS Professional Certification Exams - Deadline: February 28, 2024 AAFCS is launching a review and refresh of three of its professional certification exams: Family and Consumer Sciences Composite; Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS); and Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science (HNFS). AAFCS invites you to submit nominations of individuals from across the US to serve on the Development/Review Panels. Individuals may also self-nominate if they have an interest in serving on the panels. The Development/Review Panels are comprised of 12-15 subject-matter ...
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Do you know a current family and consumer sciences professional, student, researcher, or friend of the profession deserving recognition for their efforts? Nominate them for an IAFCS Award today! A full list of awards, descriptions, and nomination forms/applications can be found on the IAFCS Awards webpage . All award nominations must be submitted to Teresa Nennig, IAFCS Awards and Recognition Committee Chair, by February 1, 2024 at 11:59 pm.
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The AAFCS is excited to announce our AAFCS Advocacy Pilot Program! The pilot program will include an AAFCS Affiliate grant which will be provided to participating Affiliates to support their work in conducting advocacy in their home states. Apply by February 15 Click Here to review the announcement! And click the links below to register for the upcoming townhall meetings: January 30, 2024; 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST – Townhall Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsde-rrTgvEtPOIOA_05f6wR3QFhV6qTkf February 15, 2024; 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST – Townhall Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqc-GtpjsqGNYrw1H6EIx7iPFzMtEdPeJy ...
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Alexandria, Virginia – During the 2023 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Fall Leadership Workshop, Board President Debra Andres announced the launch of the AAFCS Task Force for Retooling the Body of Knowledge. The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Body of Knowledge establishes the intellectual and philosophical foundation for the field. The Body of Knowledge provides the framework through which FCS professionals communicate, research, and practice. Through an understanding and application of the Body of Knowledge, FCS professionals enhance individual and family well-being, expand community vitality, and address societal trends ...
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AAFCS is Hiring We are seeking to recruit a Member, Vendor/Sponsor, and Partner Relations Associate! The position description for the Member, Vendor/Sponsor, and Partner Relations Associate is here. This new position is vital to the success of AAFCS and its programs and will work closely with all departments to coordinate and implement our association sales strategy. The right candidate for this position is a professional, organized, customer service focused, and computer savvy individual dedicated to helping the AAFCS take our membership, partner, and vendor/sponsor numbers to the next level. This Individual ...
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AAFCS is Hiring We are seeking to recruit a Marketing Associate This new position is vital to the success of elevating the AAFCS and its branding and outreach initiatives. The position will provide primary support in the areas of content creation, social media, analytics, and general communications and marketing. This full-time position will work remotely and will report to the Associate Director: Communications and Marketing. The position description for the Marketing Associate is here. This new position is vital to the success of elevating the AAFCS and its branding and outreach ...
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AAFCS is #Hiring We are seeking to #recruit a Credentialing Programs Associate to provide primary administrative and support services and customer assistance for the Pre-Professional Assessment and Certification (Pre-PAC) program. This full-time position will work remotely and will report to the Senior Director: Credentialing, Education and Research. The position description for the Credentialing Programs Associate is here. This new position is vital to the success of AAFCS and its credentialing program. The position will provide the primary administrative and support services and customer assistance ...
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Alexandria, Va. The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is pleased to announce the 2023 –2024 Board of Directors that were sworn in on June 26, 2023 during the AAFCS Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Debra K. Andres, Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Agent with the Kansas State University Research and Extension in Geary County, was installed as President. Heather Whaley, CFCS, Associate Provost, Dean and Professor at Carson Newman in Tennessee, was installed as Treasurer. The following professionals will serve as Directors-at-Large: · Michael Holman, FCS Educator at Granville Central ...
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Lorna Wounded Head, CFCS, CPFFE, swearing in Debra K. Andres during the AAFCS Annual Conference. Debra K. Andres, Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Agent with the Kansas State University Research and Extension in Geary County, was sworn in as President of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) during the Third General Session of the AAFCS 114 th Annual Conference on June 26, 2023, in Baltimore, Maryland. “My Presidency will be targeted on grassroots growth in three priority areas: cultivating value-added membership connections, implementing the newly adopted Strategic Plan, and promoting professional heath,” ...
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I have great news to share with you. After an extensive national search by the AAFCS Board of Directors and Search Committee, we are pleased to announce that Karin Athanas has accepted the position of Executive Director, effective August 22, 2023. The Board made the final decision based on Karin’s professional experience with strategic planning, accreditation and certification, managing organization financials, personable nature and desire to work with a non-profit professional organization. Karin’s academic degrees are in biology and forensic science. Similar to our founder, Ellen Richards, Karin’s scientific mind will support the continued growth and success ...
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Check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance to see what all is happening at the in-person 2023 AAFCS Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD. There are numerous opportunities to attend sessions focused on higher education and research. Sessions focused on higher education and research are hosted by AAFCS Community of Colleges, Universities and Research (CUR); Assembly of Higher Education (AHE); Collegiate Assembly; Council for Accreditation; Task Force for Program Advancement; Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal. University faculty and administrators are encouraged to attend this year’s conference for the following professional development opportunities: ...
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Request for Proposals Issued by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Strengthening Higher Education Research Project In 2020, the AAFCS Board of Directors reinstated the Task Force for Program Advancement (TFPA). The purpose of the Task Force is to proactively support and strengthen higher education units (i.e., departments, colleges, programs, etc.) associated with the people-centered sciences, also named as Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Ecology, Human Sciences, Health & Human Sciences, etc. Recent and continuing considerations of how to strengthen and sustain FCS programs by the Taskforce for Program ...
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For the last year, AAFCS has been focused on strategic planning and has engaged members, non-members, related organizations and partners throughout the process. Environmental scans and listening sessions provided valuable input and feedback to inform the process. The AAFCS Board of Directors shared a draft of the 2023 – 2025 Strategic Plan and Priorities with AAFCS members during a Town Hall meeting in December. Following the development of the Strategic Plan and Priorities, the Board of Directors reviewed the association’s mission statement to ensure its currency and relevancy. The review resulted in a NEW and REFRESHED mission statement (Approved ...
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Exhibits provide an opportunity for YOU to showcase your organization, resources and products. AAFCS committees and affiliates, as well as partners, are invited to participate and reserve exhibit space in the Hub . More than 22 exhibitors participated in the last year’s “Comeback Meeting” and engaged with nearly 400 conference attendees. The Hub’s exhibit space rates did not change and the exhibitors will receive discounted registrations. Two AAFCS affiliates or communities may share one tabletop exhibit. Non-AAFCS groups must each reserve their own tabletop exhibit at the special rates. Small business owners may also participate. The 2023 conference offers ...
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The American Heart Association and Aramark launched Healthy for Life® , an innovative health impact initiative, in 2015. The commitment: work together to leverage our combined reach and resources to help millions lead healthier lives. Through our collaboration, we developed a community nutrition program that empowers people to make healthy food, nutrition and lifestyle choices. As a critical partner providing nutrition education in under-resourced communities, we would like to offer Cooperative Extension agencies a unique grant opportunity. The primary goal is to further support the provision of quality nutrition education. It may also facilitate relationships ...
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The 114 th AAFCS Annual Conference tentative schedule is now available! Start your travel planning so you can join us June 22-26 in Baltimore, Maryland! The conference is open to all and will offer in-person only registration. Members will be the first to know when registration is open as the email announcement will be sent in January. The conference is jam-packed with governance meetings as well as some offsite and new special events! There is plenty in store for you along with core days of educational programming such as general sessions, professional development, poster sessions, and Apparel, Textile and Design Showcase, the interactive Hub, award ceremonies ...
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Start making your plans to attend the 2023 AAFCS Annual Conference in Baltimore! The Call for Proposals to speak at an educational session during the annual conference is NOW OPEN! All AAFCS Members, non-members, and partners are invited to share their programs, ideas, relevant research, and best practice strategies with fellow FCS professionals and students. Proposals can include up to six presenters. Please download the Proposal Guidelines for the best information and instructions. Proposals will focus on professional development that addresses the 2023 Annual Conference Educational Objectives . Proposals are sought for all practice settings ...
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AAFCS is now accepting Meeting/Event Space Reservation requests from groups/entities who wish to reserve space and time for a meeting/event at the 2023 Annual Conference. Space for the meeting/event could be used for Board and/or Business Meetings Meal Functions, such as Breakfast, Luncheon, Banquet/Dinner, or Reception Other Special Events or Activities (Examples include: Showcase, Poster Presentation, Entertainment or Cultural Event, Community Service, Awards Recognition, Networking Session) The following groups/entities are invited to submit their requests to reserve meeting space: AAFCS Professional Communities AAFCS Boards, ...
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