Ashland University Faculty Member and Students Attend Conference

Ashland University Faculty Member and Students Attend Conference

7/2/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Deborah Sullivan of Ashland and two Ashland University students attended the 105th American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) Conference titled “Global Gateway to Healthy and Sustainable Families” June 25-28 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in St. Louis, Mo.

The two AU students accompanying Dr. Sullivan were Mikaela Bush of Radnor, Ohio, and Julianna Hritz of Seven Fields, Pa.

Dr. Sullivan, Bush and Hritz presented “Developing Advocacy Skills for Public Policy” during one of 50 peer-reviewed educational sessions. According to Sullivan, they shared activities and information from a university course, offering strategies to influence public policy at local, state and national levels.    

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 ( 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. ###