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Student & Alumni Spotlight

Current and former students are doing amazing things. From awards to careers, we’re proud to feature some of their accomplishments. Recent graduate Jamila Holcomb (Ph.D., ’17) was selected as the 2018 recipient of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Dissertation Award. Jamila will be honored during the AAMFT Annual Conference in Louisville, KY on November […]

A look back at 2017 | Dr. Gregory J. Harris

Many know Dr. Gregory J. Harris as the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, but his role extends well beyond addressing student issues in the College. He is also a faculty member in the Department of Family and Child Sciences and commits a great amount of effort toward improving the classroom experience. Earlier this year, […]

Professor wins the 2017 Prestigious ITAA Fellow Award

Dr. Sherry Schofield was awarded the 2017 prestigious ITAA (International Textile and Apparel Association) Fellow Award. She is a professor in the Department of Retail, Merchandising and Product Development. Dr. Schofield has been recognized for outstanding contributions to the field of textiles and apparel and service to the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA). The […]

2017 Donation Drive

The CHS Graduate Student Advisory Council is hosting a drive to benefit The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend. Items needed: clothing, shoes, and blankets You can bring in your donated items now through December 1st. Drop off locations can be found in each department. Download Flyer

FSU student entrepreneur helps empower girls in Ethiopia

Florida State University junior Jessica Bachansingh has dedicated herself to empowering girls globally by teaching them a marketable skill — sewing. Three years ago, Bachansingh founded Gifts for Confidence, a nonprofit organization that gives girls in Ethiopia the chance to learn how to sew infinity scarves. They are sold locally in Ethiopian communities and globally […]

FSU researchers find plus-size fashion models help improve women’s psychological health

A new study by Florida State University researchers reveals women are more likely to pay attention to and remember average and plus-size models in the media compared to thin models. Women also experience enhanced psychological health after viewing plus-size models, according to the study published this week in the journal Communication Monographs. Russell Clayton, assistant […]