Brenda Cude, a professor in the FACS department of financial planning, housing and consumer economics, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Educator of the Year Award by the Direct Selling Education Foundation.
The award was created to recognize the significant contributions and achievements of the DSEF’s valued academic partners.
“Brenda served two terms on DSEF’s Board of Directors, and has made immeasurable contributions as a strategic and tactical advisor to the Foundation’s Academic Advisory Council,” said Gary Huggins, DSEF Executive Director. “Brenda has also hosted multiple DSEF campus events, reaching thousands of students with accurate information about the direct selling channel and the industry’s commitment to ethics.”
Cude said she began hosting DSEF campus events about 10 years ago.
“I think it just helps expands students’ knowledge and views of what’s possible,” Cude said of the DSEF campus events she’s organized.
As for the award, Cude said it was a “total surprise.”
“It’s a wonderful acknowledgement of the time and effort and passion I’ve devoted to my role on the board,” she said.
The purpose of the Direct Selling Education Foundation is to engage, equip and empower educators to provide students with an accurate understanding of the direct selling channel as a powerful go-to-market strategy, distribution model and entrepreneurial option.
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