4/23/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University Professor Dr. Deborah Sullivan of Ashland, Ohio, attended the 105th Ohio Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference titled “Sustaining the Health and Well-being of Families” on April 11 and 12 at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio.
Accompanying her were three AU students: Rachel Adalem of Mansfield, Samantha Largent of Parma and Emily Kingrey of Hilliard. Dr. Sullivan completed her term as past president of the organization, while the students served as officers of the student organization -- Adalem as president, Largent as vice president and Kingrey as secretary.
The meeting featured Dr. Peggy Wild, national president of the American Association of Family and Consumer Science, and two keynote speakers. Dr. Wild gave a status and progress report of the national association’s new initiatives and an update of the new Academy of Family and Consumer Sciences proposal.
The Ohio AFCS is an affiliation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. AAFCS is the comprehensive, integrative source of knowledge and the primary of voice of individual, family, and community well-being in the United States. AAFCS is the only national organization uniting, and promoting professionals in all areas of family and consumer science. These include human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition and wellness, textiles and apparel and design, and family resource management.
Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###