The mission of the Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Association is to keep alumni, students, faculty, and friends interested in, involved with, and connected to the College.
The FACS Alumni Association provides a variety of support to the college. Outreach and engagement are two familiar areas. Financial support is another area that has become a primary focus for our board. For many years we have provided funds for two scholarships. The FACS Alumni 4-H Scholarship and FACS Alumni Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Scholarship are given annually to high school students who have excelled in local, state and national leadership with their respective organizations.
For the past eight years our alumni fundraiser has been a local 5K race, the Chilly Dawg, which has raised nearly $30,000. The race offers an event that reaches out to students, families, the Athens community and competitive racers across the state. The continued success of the Chilly Dawg 5K allows the board the opportunity to explore other ideas to support student-focused enrichment opportunities. We are proud to offer assistance to students and hope to grow this support over time.
Additionally, the FACS Alumni Association values connecting with our alumni in their place of work and community. Remember your college if your business could benefit from a student intern.