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The College of Family and Consumer Sciences recently inducted Zolinda Stoneman, director of the Institute on Human Development and Disability, into its Honor Hall of Recognition.
FACS also recognized several outstanding alumni and friends of the college at the luncheon held February 25. Amy Goss, Pacesetter Award; Melissa Wilmarth, Pacesetter Award; Tracey Brigman, Creswell Award; Sonia Steffes, FACS Appreciation Award; Cindy Culver, Outstanding Service Award; Meredith Gurley Johnson, Emily Quinn Pou Professional Achievement Award; Joan Fischer, Distinguished Alumni Award.
The FACS Macon area alumni rolled out the red carpet on February 23 for alumna Vera Wingfield Stewart (BSHE ’74), host of The Very Vera Show.
The event brought out over 50 alumni and friends of FACS and UGA. Vera delighted the audience sharing her story of "Giving from the heart." Ashley Allen, the president of the UGA Macon Area Alumni Chapter, gave a Macon area chapter update.
The evening was sponsored by The Pink Flamingo, a Lily Pulitzer Signature Store. The store is owned by FACS alumni board of directors member Cherish Pinson (BSFCS ’09).
Host committee sponsors for the event were Jan Taylor Baggarly (BSHE ’74), Wanda Taylor Barrs (BSHE ’74), Lisa Williams Bellwin (BSHE ’90), Vicki Hardie Hinson (BSHE ’73), Judy McDonald Luca (MEd ’69), Dawn Lavender Newsome (BSHE ’90), Betty Sewell Ragland (BSHE ’59).
Charlotte Lucas (BSFCS ’05) garnered the 4th spot on the 2017 Bulldog 100 rankings, making Charlotte the first FACS graduate to break the top 10. She is the highest ranking FACS alumnus in the history of the Bulldog 100 program.
Darius Phelps (BSFCS ’15), a lead teacher at the Child Development Lab at the McPhaul Center, will present a talk during the 2017 TEDxUGA event on March 24. He has been teaching at the CDL for five years. Phelps is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Reading Education with an emphasis in Children’s Literature & Language Arts at UGA. He was recently named the Georgia “Child Caregiver of the Year” for 2016 from the Georgia Association on Young Children.
Official UGA tartan scarves, ties and other accessories are available and make great graduation gifts.
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