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HDFS News Archive

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  • Congratulations to Hans Saint-Eloy Cadely and Kim Gregson, two of only six recent Auburn University graduates selected as winners of the Graduate School’s 2015-16 Distinguished Dissertation Awards. Full press release here.
  • HDFS professors Francesca Adler-Baeder and Donna Sollie were two of four NCFR members named fellows for 2015. Click here to access full press release.
  • HDFS professor Francesca Adler-Baeder awarded $10 million grant to study Alabama Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Initiative. Follow this link to read more.
  • Home-based child care, education in Alabama benefit from Auburn University-PNC Financial Services Group collaboration.
    A collaboration between Auburn University's Family Child Care Partnerships, or FCCP, program and PNC Financial Services Group is now in its third year, and is enhancing how more than 200 home-based child care providers nurture and educate more than 1,000 infants, toddlers and preschoolers throughout Alabama. Read full story here.
  • Three Human Sciences graduate students have been selected as winners of the Graduate School's annual awards. Congratulations go out to Human Development & Family Studies students Allen Sabey who was awarded the Merriwether Fellowship, Julianne McGill named Outstanding Doctoral Student, and Sandy Morrison named Outstanding Master's Student.
  • Family Child Care Partnerships (FCCP) receives $4.9 million grant from the Alabama Department of Human Resources to spearhead the delivery of high-quality, comprehensive services for the education of low-income families and their childcare providers.
  • HDFS program ranked #3 nationally in a survey conducted by Ohio State Professor Claire Kamp Dush. Read more
  • The Department of Human Development and Family Studies will hold its Seventh Annual Internship and Professional Day on Tuesday, September 16th between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. at the AU Alumni Center on College Street. Undergraduates will have an opportunity to talk with over 50 agencies and programs to learn about internship, service learning, volunteer and other professional development opportunities as well as future career directions. Check the list of programs attending here. All CHS majors and students enrolled in CHS classes are welcome to attend. Dress is business casual. Contact Dr. Jamie Sailors for more information.
  • Anne Kimzey interviews poet Kyes Stevens, director of the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. Click here to access full interview.
  • The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project and the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama are hosting an exhibition and auction of student works from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at The Sanctuary in downtown Montgomery. It is titled "Consider the Sentence: An Art Exhibition and Auction to benefit the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project." Read full press release
  • Family Child Care Partnerships program honored for helping state child care providers move toward accreditation. Read full press release
  • Dr. Thomas Smith has been elected to the Board/Executive Committee of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as Secretary for 2015-17.
  • Diana Samek hired as associate professor starting Fall 2014
  • Thanks to a national grant, inmates across Alabama will continue to sketch, take photos and have their artwork published through the Alabama Prison Arts + Education project.
    Full story here
  • Congratulations to 2014 Graduate Student Award Recipients in the College of Human Sciences:
    Beth McDaniel - Outstanding Master's Student; Jake Jensen - Outstanding Doctoral Student & President's Award recipient; and Alyssa McElwain - 1 of only 4 recipients of the prestigious Merriwether Fellowship. For more details and to view the full list, visit http://grad.auburn.edu/news/2014/merriwether-ogs.html.
  • Congratulations to 2014 SGA Outstanding Student/Faculty Award Recipients in the College of Human Sciences:
    Benjamin Burke (Human Development and Family Studies)- SGA Oustanding Student; Dr. David Martin (Hotel and Restaurant Management) - SGA Outstanding Faculty Member. Ben and Dr. Martin were formally presented with their awards at the SGA Honors Ceremony on Tuesday, April 15th.
  • Margaret Keiley, a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences, was recently named a co-winner of the "Best Article of the Year" Award for an article published in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. The award is designed to honor work each year that moves the field of family therapy forward through its quality, meaningfulness and promise. Keiley's article, "Dyadic Research in Marriage and Family Therapy: Methodological Considerations," was co-authored by Andrea Wittenborn and Megan Dolbin-MacNab from Virginia Tech University, two of Keiley's doctoral students at Purdue University. Keiley worked at Purdue before coming to Auburn in 2004. Read full story
  • Congratulations to Brian Vaughn for being selected as the 2014 winner of the Creative Research and Scholarship Award for the Arts, Humanities, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Associate dean for research and graduate studies in the College of Human Sciences Jennifer Kerpelman has been named a Fellow by the National Council on Family Relations, the professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families. Fellows are selected on the basis of outstanding contributions to family science in the areas of scholarship, teaching, outreach, practice and professional service. Kerpelman, also a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, is researching links between family processes and adolescent development, particularly during high school and through the transition from high school to college or work.
  • Alabama Prison Arts + Education Program featured by Public Radio on the inaugural season of Prison Poetry Workshop. Visit the Public Radio Exchange website at http://www.prx.org/pieces/109808-ppw-alabama-black-birds-singing#description for more information and to stream sessions.
  • HDFS Ph.D. candidate Hans Saint-Eloi Cadely received the Outstanding Individual Award for Oral Presentation in the Social Sciences at Research Week 2014.
  • Allen Sabey was selected as one of the Outstanding Master's Students at Auburn University for 2012. Ali Zaremba Morgan was selected as one of the Outstanding Doctoral Students at Auburn University; Hans Saint Eloi Cadely was selected to be one of the Meriwether Fellows for the coming year; and Chris Datubo-Brown was awarded a President's Graduate Opportunity Program Award through the Office of Diversity.
  • Two HDFS doctoral students, Allen Sabey and Jake Jensen, won awards during Research Week 2013. Sabey took first place in the Social Sciences category, and Jensen won third place in the Humanities categroy. Both students are mentored by Dr. Amy Rauer.
  • Thomas Fuller-Rowell, Adrienne Duke, and Megan Haselschwerdt hired as HDFS faculty beginning Fall 2013.
  • Alabama Prison Arts + Education Program was featured recently by the College of Engineering. Read full story now.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Ramesh Jeganathan, recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Faculty Member Award for the College of Human Sciences. Congratulations also to Ms. Allison Mangone (HDFS), recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Student Award for the College of Human Sciences. The awards were presented recently during the annual Honors Ceremony sponsored by the Student Government Association.
  • Robb Bubb, Statistics Lecturer in CHS, who will receive the 2013 Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award given by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association). The award will be presented at the 2013 APA Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, in August.
  • Allen Sabey was selected as one of the Outstanding Master's Students at Auburn University for 2012; Ali Zaremba Morgan was selected as one of the Outstanding Doctoral Students at Auburn University; Hans Saint Eloi Cadely was selected to be one of the Meriwether Fellows for the coming year; and Chris Datubo-Brown was awarded a President's Graduate Opportunity Program Award through the Office of Diversity.