Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division Report

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It has been an enlightening experience for me these past few months. The Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division had some great sessions at the ACTE Convention held in December. Our FACS Division opening session speaker was Marcia Northrup from Lee's Summit, Missouri. Marcia did a great job and inspired us with "The Lifesavers."

The NATFACS affiliate also had many great sessions and did a wonderful job hosting our division resource room. The division gave two graduate fellowships this year to Desirae Domenico and Darby Thompson Sewell. We also added two distinguished individuals to the Roll of Honor; they were Daisy Stewart and Lela Goar. Family and consumer sciences education professionals are honored through contributions to the graduate fellowship fund. Our Outstanding Contributions award went to Ruth Dohner from Ohio. The Citation Award went to Alisha Dixon Hyslop, the assistant director of public policy for the Association for Career and Technical Education.

These award winners were honored at our FACS Division Awards Luncheon. This year the luncheon was shared with the FCSEA affiliate, and we hope this will become a joint effort in the future.

I have had a busy year as your vice president. One of the privileges I have is to serve on the board of directors for FCCLA. I recently attended the BOD meeting in Reston, Virginia. There are some exciting things happening in FCCLA. A Web site for the Alumni and Associates has been established. The national meeting will be held in San Diego, California, in July; this year marks the sixth anniversary of FCCLA. …