UAPB Associate Professor to Take Over as Leader of ArAFCS June 1

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

OfficersSmall (2)PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Dr. Janette R. Wheat, associate professor at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, will take over as president of the Arkansas Affiliate of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (ArAFCS) June 1.

Other leadership roles will be filled by officers elected at the ArAFCS state meeting recently. They are Rachel Luckett, UAPB Extension specialist – nutrition leader, nominating committee; Rebekah Luong, visiting clinical instructor, Family & Consumer Sciences, University of Central Arkansas, nominating committee; Teki Hunt Winston, UAPB director of 4-H programs and School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences recruitment, president-elect; Brittnie Williams, Family & Consumer Sciences teacher, DeQueen Junior High School, secretary; Dana Horn, assistant professor, Henderson State University, counselor; and Yunru Shen, UAPB fashion /merchandise, textiles and design instructor, nominating committee. Not pictured is Lindsey Sexton, program associate – social media, Family & Consumer Sciences, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, treasurer.

Dr. Mary M. Warnock was honored as the 2016 American Association of Family & Consumer Scientists (AAFCS) Distinguished Service Award recipient on both the state and national levels. She was nominated by multiple organizations – AAFCS members of the Global Perspectives Community; the International Federation for Home Economics-U.S.; the International Home Economics Services and the Arkansas Affiliate of AAFCS.

Dr. Warnock has served in leadership roles at the local, district, state, national and international levels throughout her 46 years of membership. The author of more than 72 articles, Dr. Warnock has taught on graduate and undergraduate levels. She is an advocate of accreditation and the AAFCS body of knowledge on which it is based.

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