August 15, 2017
AAFCS - Distinguished Service Award
Organization: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
The Distinguished Service Award was established as a living tribute to recognize superior achievements in family and consumer sciences, outstanding contributions to the family and consumer sciences profession, and sustained association leadership at both state and national levels. An individual may be nominated for the DSA by any AAFCS section, division, affiliate, other group of members, or the development committee. The nominee: (1) Is a current member of AAFCS and has been a member continuously for 20 years or more. (2) Is actively employed in a family and consumer sciences-related profession; or a family and consumer sciences professional in home and community; or retired. (3) Has gained and retained a national and/or international reputation for outstanding achievements in family and consumer sciences. (4) Has shown evidence of professional contributions to strengthening families. (5) Has made significant contributions to AAFCS at state, national, and/or international levels. (6) Has a record reflecting sustained active support of the profession. (7) Has shown evidence of sustained commitment to AAFCS and the family and consumer sciences profession."
- Penny A. Ralston, 2003