1. Spiers Hall

    The Dawson Hall Annex is completed and named Spiers Hall.

  2. Child and Family Development Center

    The new Child and Family Development Center is completed and includes laboratories for the study of infants, toddlers, pre-school children and kindergartners.

  3. Head Start

    Elizabeth Sheerer and Margaret McPhaul are consultants to the U.S. Office of Education – Manpower Commission, to develop plans and initiate the "Head Start Project" in America.

  4. Study Abroad

    The first foreign study and U.S. study tours are established.

  5. New doctoral programs

    Doctoral programs in Foods and Nutrition and Child and Family Development are developed.

  6. McPhaul buildings

    The Child Development Lab is renamed to honor Margaret McPhaul. With these two building additions, the School of Home Economics' facilities doubles in size.

  7. Alumni Association

    4,600 alumni receive information announcing the formation of the school's Alumni Association. Alumni awards are established as well as funding for the Student Emergency Loan Fund.

  8. First Ph.D.

    Lynda Henley Walters is awarded the college's first Ph.D. in child and family development. She later is hired as a faculty member and became the first associate dean for instruction and research.

  9. The School of Home Economics becomes the College of Home Economics.

  10. Highlights publication

    The college's first publication, Highlights, is mailed to alumni twice a year. Today around 20,000 alumni receive FACS Magazine by mail.

  11. FACS Ambassadors

    The Dean's Aide program, now known as FACS Ambassadors, is established with six students in support of the office of the dean. Today, approximately 24 men and women serve as Ambassadors.

  12. Enrollment increases

    Enrollment steadily grows, peaking at 785 undergraduates in 1978-79 and 83 graduate students in 1981. Undergraduate enrollment increases to 846 students in 1988.

  13. Accreditation

    The college completes the process to receive accreditation of the undergraduate degree program from the American Home Economics Association. Today, programs in the college are accredited by six organizations.

  14. Alumni Awards

    The College of Home Economics Alumni Association establishes an awards program with five categories: Appreciation of Home Economics, the Creswell Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Pacesetter Award, and the Honor Hall of Recognition. Ten honorees are inducted into the Honor Hall between 1980-89.

  15. First computer lab

    The first computer lab is established in Dawson Hall with a total of eight computers.

  16. "Pou's Pillars"

    Pou's Pillars, named in honor of Dean Emily Quinn Pou, are built at the new, west-facing main entrance to Dawson Hall.

  17. Groundbreaking inclusive programs

    Students with developmental delays are mainstreamed into the typically developing laboratory programs at the McPhaul Child Development Center, making it one of the state's first inclusive programs.

  18. Legislative Aide program

    The Legislative Aide program is established by Dean Emily Quinn Pou, Anne Sweaney and Jesse Mize.

  19. FACS history published

    "The History of Home Economics at the University of Georgia," edited by Jesse Mize, is published.

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