Dr. Crystal Duncan-Lane received a Redden Grant from EIU for her study entitled: Mentoring students towards the successful attainment of the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential from the National Council on Family Relations.
The grant will fund a yearlong workshop experience for select FCS seniors who are interested in the CFLE credential. Congratulations, Dr. Duncan-Lane!
Sonja Foster served as a panelist for the EIU New Faculty Orientation in August, 2014 for the Office of Faculty Development. The panel allows new faculty to ask questions of the panelists.
Dr. Axton Betz-Hamilton and graduate student (MS in FCS) Molly McGuire had a manuscript entitled “Engagement” accepted for publication in the Encyclopedia of Family Studies. Congratuations!
Rick Wilkinson was elected to the Executive Board (as secretary) of the Central Federation of the International Association of Hospitality and Tourism Educators. The federation consists of approximately 160 educators from 50 four year and two year programs across 14 states in the central part of the United States. His term officially starts in July 2014 as part of the international association’s annual conference in San Diego.
Lisa Brooks, PhD, RD was selected to serve as the Commencement Marshall for the spring 2014 graduation ceremony.
Lisa Brooks, Assistant Professor in Hospitality Management, and Jeff Oetting, Interim Director of the Business Solutions Center, organized a Restaurant Leadership Conference that was held on April 4, 2104. The conference focused on leadership principles from industry experts. Speakers included Mr. Mike Murphy, owner of Charlie Parker’s Diner in Springfield, IL; Chef Niall, owner of Firefly Grill in Effingham, IL; and, Mr. Jason Hodges, the GM of Olive Garden in Champaign, IL. Approximately 200 students attended the event.