Family, consumer sciences professor honored; conference Sept. 30

September 26, 2016

Professor Diane Klemme recently received a family and consumer educators state award.

UW-Stout’s historic connection and continuing strength in the field of family and consumer sciences will be highlighted at the annual Family and Consumer Sciences Education Conference Friday, Sept. 30, at the Memorial Student Center.

The conference chair is Professor Diane Klemme, who in August received the Honorary Family and Consumer Science Award from Wisconsin Family and Consumer Educators. The award recognizes someone who has made a major contribution to supporting and promoting family and consumer education as well as advocating views that influence policy beyond the local level.

Klemme, who has a Ph.D. in the discipline from Iowa State University, is director of UW-Stout’s undergraduate program in family and consumer sciences education.

The conference keynote will be given by Carolyn Barnhart, UW-Stout professor emeritus and the 2015-16 president of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Her talk will be “Celebrating 125 Years of Family and Consumers Sciences Education at UW-Stout.”

UW-Stout, marking its 125th anniversary, opened in 1891 with a training program in domestic science. Throughout its history, the university has offered a bachelor’s degree program in home economics or related discipline, such as family and consumer sciences.

Other conference presenters Sept. 30 include several UW-Stout professors and administrators, including Maria Alm, dean of the College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences.

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UW-Stout Professor Diane Klemme recently received a family and consumer educators state award and will chair the university’s Family and Consumer Sciences Education Conference Sept. 30.