Auburn’s June Henton leads fight against world hunger

You don’t hear many leaders declaring huge problems as ”solvable,” but that is exactly what June Henton believes. As the dean of the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University, she has headed an effort to fight world hunger on the community, state and global levels. Read full story.

Auburn University selected to offer postsecondary education courses in state prisons

The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Program in the College of Human Sciences has been selected to participate in a new U.S. Department of Education program that will use education to help prisoners reenter society. Through the new Second Chance Pell pilot program, Auburn and 66 other colleges and universities across the country will offer postsecondary educational programs to incarcerated individuals by providing them access to financial aid. Read full press release here.

Two HDFS Graduate students honored with 2016 Distinguished Dissertation Awards

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.

Kate Thornton expands students’ horizons

At Auburn University, Kate Thornton aims to help give students the opportunity to explore other cultures and teach them about the hunger issues people in countries around the world are facing today. Click here for full story.

HDFS professors Francesca Adler-Baeder and Donna Sollie were two of four NCFR members named fellows for 2015

Two Auburn University faculty members were recently awarded fellow status by the National Council on Family Relations, or NCFR, a professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families. The association grants the honor to three percent or less of its membership who have made outstanding contributions to the field of the family in scholarship, teaching, outreach or professional service, including service to NCFR. Click here to access full press release.

Interior design alumna to deliver Grisham-Trentham Lecture at Auburn University

Courtney J. Garrett, a 2006 alumna of Auburn University's interior design program, will be the keynote speaker for the 29th annual Grisham-Trentham Lecture Series Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The Department of Consumer and Design Sciences in Auburn's College of Human Sciences sponsors the lecture each year, which is free and open to the public. Read full press release here.

Interior Design ranked #9 nationally

According to Design Intelligence, Auburn’s Interior Design program is ranked # 9 nationally; #2 in the South according to survey of employers of Interior Design graduates from CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) accredited programs. Read full press release here.

Winner of the First Student Design League Revealed

Alaundra Shealey, Apparel Design Senior, designer of the first #AU shirt, will receive an internship in NYC with Robin Ruth, a global apparel firm. A portion of proceeds from the sales of the shirt will help to fund study abroad scholarships for apparel students. Read full press release here.

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.

New CHS study tour option lets students experience Mediterranean Diet in Southern Italy

Assistant Professor Michael Greene and Associate Professor Patty Marincic, nutrition faculty in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management in the College of Human Sciences, developed the new three-week study abroad program for nutrition and food science majors as a way of introducing them "to a dietary approach that is not just in the classroom." Read full story here.

Auburn’s new ‘This is Research: Faculty Symposium 2015’ set for Sept. 30.

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Congratulations to the Apparel Merchandising program in the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences

ranked #2 and Apparel Design ranked #11 nationally in the 2015 Fashion rankings.

Brewing Science and Operations Graduate Certificate program in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management celebrates graduation of inaugural class.

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Auburn fashion students challenged to design Auburn-themed T-shirt, public will choose favorite

Students in Auburn University's top-ranked fashion program are being challenged to design an Auburn-themed T-shirt that could garner them a $10,000 prize and/or an internship at Robin Ruth, the leading fashion brand to travelers worldwide. Read full story here.

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Hubbard

who has been awarded the Outstanding Advising Award, Academic Advising Administrator, by NACADA. Established in 1983, the NACADA Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. NACADA is a representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service to higher education. View full awardee list here.

Congratulations to Lindsay Tan

recipient of the 2015 SGA Outstanding Faculty Member Award and Frances “Francie” Harris (HDFS), recipient of the 2015 SGA Outstanding Student Award for the College of Human Sciences. The awards were presented Tuesday evening, April 14th, during the annual Student Government Association Honors Ceremony. Full awardee list at this link.

Congratulations to Paula Peek and Anna Ruth Gatlin

who have been awarded the President’s Outstanding Collaborative Units Award for the Spidle Hall Working Labs Office Initiative. This collaborative partnership was an effort between Interior Design faculty, the Auburn University Office of Facilities Management, and the CHS Interior Design Advisory Board / Industry Partners. The President’s Outstanding Collaborative Units Award is presented to those Auburn University units whose collaborative efforts result in unique exemplary service or academic excellence within the University and the community.

Congratulations to CHS Graduate Students

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.

HDFS program ranked #3 nationally

in a survey conducted by Ohio State Professor Claire Kamp Dush. Read more

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