Cynthia Miller recognized by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences Education assistant professor Cindy Miller, Ph.D., was recently recognized by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) - Texas Affiliate chapter with the Professional of the Year Award. This award is the highest honor given by the state association to a member that has made major contributions to the Family & Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE) profession, displayed leadership abilities, and been active in the association.
AAFCS has been working to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life by delivering educational programs, influencing public policy, and conducting research. organization connects family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals across multiple practice settings and content areas. It continues to be recognized as the driving force in bringing people together to better the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
“When I was notified the evening of the banquet that I was receiving this award, I was completely surprised by this honor and very grateful for many of the opportunities I had been given to contribute and serve in various capacities for this state association, as well as at the national level in the past 10 years,” Miller said.
The Professional of the Year Award acknowledges and rewards the effort, accomplishments, and contributions of Miller and her team as they reflect the values, mission, and goals of AAFCS-Texas Affiliate. It also motivates the rest of the FCSE program to continue making a meaningful impact on the academic and professional community. Miller says she was honored to receive the Professional of the Year Award.
“Receiving this award acknowledged my hard work and achievements in the FCS education field, as well as the mentoring and support I have received from FCS colleagues within our department and across the state,” Miller said. “For me, this award was a way to say thank you and to honor all of those who have been instrumental in helping me achieve success in FCS education.”
For Miller, this award inspires her to continue making an impact by engaging in collaborative research needed in the field. It also encourages the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program to continue pursuing opportunities support professional development and enriches learning and growth as an FCS professional.