Dean’s Update 11/29/16

November 30th, 2016 Contact: Linda Fox  |  706-542-4879  | More about Linda

FALL CONVOCATION

The 2016 Fall undergraduate commencement exercises will be held on Friday, December 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. The Graduate ceremony will be held later that day at 2:30 p.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. Doors for both ceremonies open an hour and a half prior to the events. The ceremonies will be broadcast live on Channel 15 of the University Cable System and Channel 181 of the Charter Cable System.

The FACS Convocation will also take place Friday, December 16 at 12:00 noon in Mahler Hall located inside of the Georgia Center. Faculty interested in participating in this event should RSVP to department office managers by Friday, December 2, or contact Brockton Funke. broc@uga.edu. Go to the web site http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ssac/graduation for further instructions.

FACS CONVOCATION STUDENT HONOREES

The following students have been nominated by faculty to receive special recognition at the upcoming FACS Fall Convocation on Friday, Dec 16.

Academic Achievement Award (highest GPA) - Sarah-Rose Galucki, HDFS

Outstanding Senior - Karly Whitehead, FHCE

Student Perspective - Jenny Wayas, FHCE

Student Challenge - Nigel Brenson, FDN

We will also have two student Marshals from each department to help with the processional and recessional:

FDN-Anna Kim, Kassandra Mull

FHCE-Victoria Coons, Quincy Mauger

HDFS-Landry Goodgame, Olivia Albritton

TMI-Nguatem Camille Nzengung, Sahara Calderhead

UGA NAMES BULLDOG 100 – SEVEN FACS RECIPIENTS NAMED

We are pleased to announce that seven FACS graduates are amongst the Class of 2017 Bulldog 100, the fastest growing UGA alumni “Bulldog” businesses. The FACS honorees are:

Scott Edwards

Adaptive Medical Partners

BSFCS 2002, Consumer Economics

Charlotte Lucas

Charlotte Lucas Interiors

BSFCS 2005, Furnishings and Interiors

Chase Lawrence

Collegetown Properties

BSFCS 2005, Housing

Katie Nichols

Entourage Clothing and Gifts

BSFCS 2005, Consumer Economics

Callie (Hughey) Walker

Hughey and Neuman, Inc.

BSFCS 2009, Housing

Ashley Johnson

Rumor Boutique

BSFCS 2003, Furnishings and Interiors

Stephanie Bradshaw

The Stitchery

BSHE 1989, Furnishing and Interiors

These individuals will be honored at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on Saturday, February 4, 2017 and will be guests of the college for a celebratory breakfast the following morning.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING 2017 FACS ALUMNI AWARDS RECIPIENTS

These alumni, faculty, staff and friends were chosen by a committee as having made significant contributions to the Alumni Association, the College, and the profession and/or society in general.

Honor Hall of Recognition Inductee

Dr. Zolinda Stoneman

Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Joan Fischer ‘82, ’92, MS – Foods & Nutrition, PHD – Foods & Nutrition

Emily Quinn Pou Professional Achievement Award

Meredith Johnson ’00, BSFCS – Child and Family Development

Outstanding Service Award

Cindy Culver ’95, BSFCS – Dietetics

Pacesetter Award (two recipients)

Dr. Amy Goss ’06, BSFCS – Dietetics

Dr. Melissa Wilmarth ’08, ’12, MS – Housing and Consumer Economics, PHD – Housing and Consumer Economics

FACS Appreciation Award

Sonia Steffes, Owner, Sonia Says

Creswell Award

Tracey Brigman ’92, BSFCS – Foods & Nutrition

Plan on joining us in the celebration and recognition of these outstanding award winners. The FACS annual Alumni Awards Lunch will be Saturday, February 25, 2017.

REMINDER: NIH PEER REVIEW PROPOSAL SWAP, Sign Up by Dec. 1

Get help with NIH R01 and R21 proposal narratives. Do you want someone with expertise in your field to review your proposal, but don’t know who to ask?

In the Peer Review Proposal Swap, participants will have their NIH Specific Aims and Research Strategy reviewed by two colleagues, and will review and provide feedback to two colleagues. OPE’s professional editors will also review participants’ proposals for grammar, clarity, and argumentation. Contact Claire Bolton at cbolton@uga.edu to participate in this session. Sign up to participate by Thursday, December 1 (you will have until January 5 to exchange your proposal draft with colleagues).

KUDOS – STUDENTS AND FACULTY

What a stellar performance by UGA HDFS this year! Two articles were recognized at the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) conference earlier this month.

2016 Diversity and Inclusion Research Article Award Geoffrey L. Brown, Ashley B. Craig, & Amy G. Halberstadt (2015). Parent Gender Differences in Emotion Socialization Behaviors Vary by Ethnicity and Child Gender. Parenting: Science and Practice, 15, 135-157. 

2016 Best Student/New Professional Research Article Award Allen W. Barton, Steven M. Kogan, Junhan Cho, & Geoffrey L. Brown (2015). Father Involvement and Young, Rural African American Men’s Engagement in Substance Misuse and Multiple Sexual Partnerships. American Journal of Community Psychology, 56, 241-251

CONTRATULATIONS HDFS: RE-ACCREDITATION OF MFT

The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), at its October meeting, reviewed and voted to grant Renewal of Accreditation for a period of six (6) years, November 1, 2016 - November 1, 2022 of the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) PhD program. Congratulations to Jerry Gale, Director, and the faculty, staff and students of HDFS who contribute to the success of the program and the re-accreditation.

FACS LEGISLATIVE AIDES SELECTED

It is with great pleasure that we announce the selection of four highly qualified students as Legislative Aides for the 2017 Georgia General Assembly. These students have accepted a full time academic internship and will receive a $2500 stipend. The course students will register for spring semester is FACS 5905 with Dean Fox as the instructor. 

Emily Smith

Consumer Economics, FHCE

Rebecca Duvall

Human Development and Family Science, HDFS

David Martinello

Consumer Economics and Housing Management and Policy, FHCE

Minor: Political Science

Morgan Penland

Human Development and Family Science, HDFS

Additionally, mark your calendars for the 2017 FACS Day at the Capitol taking place on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Information regarding registration will be forthcoming. 

KUDOS – STUDENT PHI BETTA KAPPA INDUCTEES

Congratulations to Sahara Calderhead, Fashion Merchandising major, and Kendal Farr, intended Dietetics major.  Both have been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa this fall. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most widely-known academic honorary society. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The initiation ceremony is Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 3:00 in the chapel.

FACILITIES UPGRADES

The main office in Dawson Hall of the Student Success and Advising Center will be the site of major heating, cooling and ventilation upgrades beginning Monday, December 5th and continuing through December 24th. The SSAC staff will relocate beginning Reading Day, Tues. December 6th, to Dawson 207 and other offices on the 2nd floor. Please pardon our dust! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Patti Hunt-Hurst, Associate Dean.

SCHEDULE (Dean’s travel and purpose during the next two weeks):

  • Tuesday, December 6, Home Economists in Business annual holiday lunch, Atlanta
  • Thursday, December 8, development travel
  • The next Dean’s Update will be Tuesday, December 13.

Sincerely,

Linda Kirk Fox

Dean

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia embraces a commitment to diversity by modeling for the state and nation a community of individuals and programs which seek to reduce prejudice, disparities, and discrimination and build a supportive environment for all.

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