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Phi Upsilon Omicron Fall 2019 Candle_Vol. 100_2

Vol. 100 No. 2 • Fall 2019



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Be a leader through the unpredictable pathways to reach the

“ ”open doorways, where the light shines to success. - Kalia Lor


Journal of Phi Upsilon Omicron 4 A LEADER AMONG LEADERS
Vol. 100 No. 2
Editor & Media Coordinator: AT THE ARTZEUM
Brad Golliher
[email protected]
Copyright 2019 Phi Upsilon Omicron, Inc. MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY
All rights reserved.
Published in Spring and Fall by Phi Upsilon
Omicron, National Honor Society in Family RESEARCH AWARD

and Consumer Sciences, a member of the 9 BEGINNINGS & ENDINGS
Association of College Honor Societies.
Opinions expressed by authors are their own
and do not necessarily reflect the policies of AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL
Phi Upsilon Omicron.
“Our Light Shines Brighter Together
in Service and Leadership” JUST FRIENDSHIPS

Fall 2018 through Spring 2020.
Send articles addressing this theme to:

Other articles of professional interest, re- DONORS
search briefs, letters to the editor, and news
of chapters are also welcome.
The deadline for the Spring 2020 issue is
March 1, 2020. 21 2019 PROFESSIONAL PROJECT






By Robin Box, Alpha Sigma, National President

“TO members of Phi Upsilon Omicron, the trust is given to keep undimmed
within our lives, the circle’s light. It is our privilege to carry forth this light
of friendship and service to shine in countless human lives the world around.
In so doing we shall find each member made stronger, the meaning of our honor society
deepened, and in our chapter, a warmth which comforts, strengthens, and inspires us all.”

Our Phi Upsilon Omicron Creed for and or nominate deserving alumni chapters to support at least two or more
reminds us of the virtues for which our in recognition for awards. A brochure members to attend in addition to advisors.
honor society stands. The power in these is available online. Please feel free to
words provides us with a lifetime of print and distribute to collegiate chapter Last, but most certainly not least, our
friendships, trust, respect, and integrity, members and alumni in your area. Spring 2020 issue of The Candle will
and provides opportunities to build feature articles written by you, our Phi U
competence, confidence, and professional “A Guide for New Members” is members inclusive of collegiate, graduate,
leadership skills. As these skills are available digitally as a flip book online; and alumni members. At this time, I am
built, please consider ‘giving back’ to however, upon the request of chapters, putting a ‘call-out’ to our members to
Phi U, not only through scholarship and hardcopies may now be ordered for your write articles highlighting their Family
operational fund contributions, but also members. Please see the online supplies and Consumer Sciences pathway to career
through service as a National Council and order form in the login section of our success. The Candle will highlight you
or Educational Foundation board member. website under Treasurer’s Resources. as your light shines brighter together
Collegiate members may serve as As we initiate new members this year, with other FCS professionals in service
collegiate officers, region reps, and go on challenge your collegiate members with and leadership. I want you, our Phi U
to serve on National Council. If interested “Each one – Reach one.” Challenge members, to tell the world,
in nominating someone for National yourselves to increase your chapter “I’m a Success Because of FCS.”
Council, please contact our past president, membership and retain those members #FCSsuccess
Michelle Toews [email protected]. in active positions throughout their (Please email to [email protected])
academic careers. As alumni members,
Current National Council Board please do the same to begin or maintain Robin Box, Alpha Sigma,
members convened for our annual fall an active alumni chapter. In addition, National President
meeting in September for a productive we challenge our alumni to “Each one
board meeting. I am excited to let – Reach one” and connect with other
you know we will be transferring the colleagues in the past and present to offer
annual report forms due in May to the support at their colleges and universities
electronic online format. Please expect to whether it be supporting a current
find the link in our Phi U website mid- chapter and or advisor, reactivating a
spring 2020. Our website is a chapter, or installing a new chapter.
treasure chest of information from our Through our own attributes to role-model
bylaws, forms, scholarship information professionalism and engage in community
to an Advisor Toolbox. As the due date service, we support others to use their
approaches during this school year for abilities as they provide service to others.
scholarships and award applications,
please remember that there are Our Biennial Conclave will “kick-
scholarships and awards for undergraduate off” October 1, 2020, hosted by the
students, fellowships for graduate Gamma Alumni Chapter in Columbus,
students, and alumni awards along with Ohio. Conclave provides for personal
the Community Impact Grant for alumni. and professional growth for all members.
As “our light shines brighter together Accordingly, each chapter is to support
in service and leadership,” please apply a collegiate member to attend. As we
“Each one – Reach one,” I challenge all



Anticipate the changes in your LEADERS
life! Keep your address current By Kennedy Navis, Tau, Region 1 Collegiate Representative
so as to keep up-to-date on Phi U & National Collegiate Chair

news and activities. P hi Upsilon Omicron Chapters
would not shine as brightly
HOW TO MAKE AN without advisors’ leadership.
ADDRESS CHANGE Phi U Advisors unite the members,

Go to and contact motivate the group towards service, and
us via message in the contact tab.
Please type “Update Information” equip the chapter with the necessary

in the subject line or email tools to be successful. The servant
changes to [email protected].
You can also call 270-904-1340. leadership demonstrated by advisors

Parents: Your student may positively impacts the chapter,
continue to receive The Candle at
the home address on file. Please university, and community.

encourage them to update their As a past president of the
American Association of Family and
TO THE CANDLE Consumer Sciences and Phi U, Dr.

Send all news and photos to Carolyn Barnhart exemplifies servant
[email protected]. All submissions
become property of Phi U and are leadership. Dr. Barnhart retired in
subject to editing. Please include
2015 from the University of Wisconsin-
the name of your chapter, as
well as full names and chapters Stout and remains involved in the Tau Kennedy Navis and Dr. Barnhart
of inviduals in the photo (with Chapter as she battles a rare form of
their permission). Photos must
be 1 MB (1,024 KB) or larger to leukemia. In honor of Dr. Barnhart’s conferences, including Phi U Conclave.
leadership and service, the University To donate, please send a check to the
ensure print quality. of Wisconsin-Stout established the Dr.
Carolyn Barnhart Student Travelship Carolyn Barnhart Student Travelship
Phi Upsilon Omicron is to inspire involvement in professional Fund at the Stout University Foundation,
a certified member of the 712 South Broadway St., Menomonie,
Association of College Honor
organizations and student growth WI 54751
through service and leadership. The

travel scholarships will allow Family Reference:

and Consumer Sciences students
opportunities to attend related barnhart-student-travelship-fund.

“ Leadership is practiced not so much in
words as in attitude and in actions.”
- Harold S Geneen



By Jenifer Reader, Beta Rho, President-Elect

T his summer, children and about art, culture, and education free of communities. The award application is
their parents in Wichita Falls, charge. The project organizers reported located on the Phi U website under the
Texas, had the opportunity to that over 2,000 participants visited the Alumni Awards section.
learn about insects at the ArtZeum, a ArtZeum this summer!
free interactive children’s exhibit at the The 2019 Community Impact Grant
Kemp Center for the Arts. Carol Berend Sales, CEO of the was made possible by the generosity
Arts Council Wichita Falls Area, Inc., of Dr. Michelle Toews, Past National
The library center was one area is the first Phi Upsilon Omicron alumni President for Phi Upsilon Omicron. The
of the ArtZeum that featured picture, member to receive the newly-created 2020 grant has been funded by multiple
informational, and story books purchased Community Impact Grant. Carol was donors, and the committee looks
with funds provided by Phi Upsilon initiated into the Alpha Alpha chapter forward to receiving applications by the
Omicron, Inc. through the first-ever of Phi Upsilon Omicron at Texas May 1st deadline. All alumni members
Community Impact Grant. Books Woman’s University in 1979 while she who have paid the $25 annual alumni
in the library center included insect was studying Clothing & Textiles and fee are eligible to apply; collegiate
encyclopedias, picture books such as Fashion Merchandising. Carol says, “We members graduating from undergraduate
Bugs A to Z, and several books by appreciate your dedication to serving programs during the spring semester
author Eric Carle including The Very our alumni members and encouraging of the grant application year are also
Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Lonely leadership so that ‘Our Light Shines encouraged to apply.
Firefly, and The Grouchy Ladybug. Brighter Together.’ I especially enjoyed
ArtZeum endorsed STEAM concepts, ‘playing’ with the children as they put Individuals or chapters who
offered an opportunity for leadership on their butterfly wings and flew among are interested in supporting the
among event organizers, and promoted the imaginary garden.” Community Impact Grant can donate
lifelong learning to families in the online at and use
Wichita Falls community. Interactive The purpose of the Phi Upsilon password: Give20
children’s exhibits are not available in Omicron Community Impact Grant is
the Wichita Falls region, so the project to support Phi Upsilon Omicron alumni Questions about the Community Impact
also provided a wonderful opportunity members who demonstrate leadership Grant? Please contact Jenifer Reader at
for children and their parents to learn through service by implementing [email protected].
projects which positively impact their

ArtZeum Interactive Kids’ Exhibit at The Kemp
Building in Wichita Falls, TX




By Sally L. Fortenberry, Alpha Alpha, National Advisor Councilor

O ver the past two decades members. The Phi U Handbook states families and individuals. Consequently,
colleges and universities that membership areas will include, but Phi U chapter advisors will initially
have reorganized academic not be limited to, those recognized by determine that prospective members
units in very creative ways and at the American Association of Family are majoring in one of the identified
times without consideration as to the and Consumer Sciences. According AAFCS content areas or are in a major
cohesiveness of the programs, specifically to the AAFCS website (“Membership”, that has as its focus the well-being for
those in family and consumer sciences, 2015), members have a wide range of families and individuals if in the same
subsequently realigned. There are many professional expertise in the field of department, school, or college. While
positive consequences that can arise family and consumer sciences. Members Phi U membership criteria are not limited
as a result of these reconfigured units are educators, counselors, nutritionists, to only those content areas recognized by
such as enhanced student opportunities scientists, researchers, designers, AAFCS, the prospective undergraduate
and promoting faculty collaborations administrators, and consultants, to student must have taken at least six hours
aimed at improving health and quality name a few. The field represents many of course work in those content areas.
of life of people. Unfortunately, this areas including: Consumer Studies and Collegiate chapters will elect members
has also lead to confusion for many Phi Retailing, Family & Consumer Sciences from a list of those students who meet
Upsilon Omicron chapter advisors when Broad Field, Food Science, Nutrition the scholastic eligibility and have been
determining membership eligibility of and Wellness, Hospitality Services and approved by the Phi U chapter advisor.
those students who are not majors in Culinary Arts, Housing and Interior
the traditional family and consumer Design, Human Development and Family An undergraduate student is eligible
sciences disciplines, but are majoring in Studies, Personal and Family Finance, to be a collegiate member of a chapter
a program that is now within the same and Textiles, Apparel and Design. What if the individual: (1) has completed
department, school, or college with other all members share is a commitment a minimum of 36 semester hours, 50
FCS programs. Chapter advisors must to achieving optimum well-being for quarter hours, or the equivalent; the hours
turn to the official Handbook must include six hours of course work
of Phi Upsilon Omicron
(“Membership Eligibility”, in areas including, but not
2014) to determine the limited to, those recognized
approach to take. According by the American Association
to Chapter 2, Article III (Phi of Family and Consumer
Upsilon Omicron, 2014) of Sciences; (2) is majoring
the Phi Upsilon Omicron in family and consumer
Bylaws, membership in the sciences or one of its related
organization is open to men areas in an institution where
and women who meet the a chapter is established; (3)
requirement for eligibility ranks not lower than the
listed in the Handbook and highest thirty-five percent
eligibility is determined of their class in general
differently for undergraduate scholarship; (4) exhibits the
students, transfer students, potential for professional
graduate students, local and community leadership;
honoraries, and national (5) demonstrates a spirit of
honoraries. service; and, (6) exemplifies
character through personal
One of the first questions integrity and professional
that many advisors must attitude.
consider is the major area
of study for prospective A transfer student
shall become eligible
for membership after the


completion of understand the share in the expenses incurred in the
one semester or importance of chapter.
two quarters and the Initiation
after meeting Ceremony, Across the country there are many
eligibility according examples of colleges and universities
requirements. to the Phi U merging departments and sacrificing
A review of the Handbook program identity for reasons ranging
individual’s (2014), from administrative efficiency to more
cumulative initiation at effective resource utilization. Meanwhile,
record of a chapter across these same states other universities
scholarship, ceremony are separating programs into distinct
leadership, and is required departments and for the very same
character must of all those reasons. It is clear that this kind of
be made by the elected to realignment and reorganization will
Phi U chapter membership. continue. However, Phi Upsilon Omicron
advisor. However, and its local college chapters need not
initiation be concerned about issues regarding
A graduate of students membership. Family and consumer
student enrolled enrolled in sciences (FCS) is the comprehensive
in family and 100% distance body of skills, research, and knowledge
consumer learning that helps people make informed
sciences programs may take place by electronic decisions about their well-being,
or related area shall be eligible for conferencing and or video-conferencing relationships, and resources to achieve
membership when the following during the chapter’s formal initiation optimal quality of life. As the first
criteria are met: (1) when the student ceremony. Furthermore, any member national student organization in family
has completed 12 semester hours or who moves from the initiating chapter and consumer sciences, Phi Upsilon
its equivalent in courses in family and to an institution where a chapter is Omicron’s mission as an honor society
consumer sciences and related areas. established and wishes to affiliate with is to represent the integrated field of
The student is not required to hold a that chapter shall write to the Executive family and consumer sciences and offer
bachelor’s degree in family and consumer Director asking that verification of the an environment empowering lifelong
sciences, but may have earned the degree initiation be sent to the chapter with learning, leadership building, and ethical
in an allied area. The student may or which affiliation is desired. and scholastic excellence. Phi Upsilon
may not have come from an institution A local honorary membership may Omicron nurtures leaders to continue the
where there is a collegiate chapter of Phi be conferred upon a person who is active legacy of family and consumer sciences.
Upsilon Omicron. (2) When the student’s in family and consumer sciences or an
undergraduate record has been evaluated allied field, exhibits the qualities of Phi Any advisors who have questions
and shows that the student’s scholarship Upsilon Omicron membership, and can regarding membership eligibility
meets the requirements for membership, be expected to make a contribution to the are encouraged to contact Sally at
then the other criteria for membership collegiate chapter. Collegiate chapters [email protected]
should be carefully considered. The grade may nominate an individual for local
point average for a graduate student honorary membership. Following the References:
should be a minimum of 3.2 on a 4.0 unanimous approval of chapter advisors,
scale. It is also of utmost importance, a three-fourths vote at a regular or special About Us. (2015) In American Association of
especially for those students who do meeting is required to elect a local Family and Consumer Sciences. Retrieved from
not have a Bachelor’s degree in family honorary member after which time the
and consumer sciences, to determine Executive Director and Region Councilor Bylaws, Chapter 2, Article III. (2014). In Handbook
their potential leadership, interest in, are notified. Honorary members are of Phi Upsilon Omicron. Retrieved from
and dedication to the field of family and not expected to pay national or local
consumer sciences and a commitment to initiation fees. The initiating chapter pdf
addressing the issues most important to provides the honorary member with Membership. (2015). In American Association of
quality of life. A graduate student may a subscription to the Honor Society’s Family and Consumer Sciences. Retrieved from
choose to become a collegiate member publication, The Candle, equivalent to
with the privileges and obligations of an the subscription of new initiates. The Membership – Eligibility. (2014). In Phi Upsilon
undergraduate member or a member of a honorary member who assumes active Omicron. Retrieved from
local alumni chapter. membership in an alumni chapter shall membership_eligibility.htm
Membership – FAQ. (2015). In American
Although most Phi U chapter advisors Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Retrieved from

Graphics courtesy of American Association of
Family and Consumer Sciences






R eceiving this award was both Conducting the research and learning further research. I took that as a win and
a surprise and a feeling of of the results gave me inspiration and look forward to helping solve the issues
accomplishment, which I have encouragement toward pursuing further surrounding food insecurity.
not felt before in my life. It was the answers in and out of graduate school.
perfect ending to my undergraduate Max Goldstein and Robin Box
program and beginning to the career I found individuals/families that were
which I look forward to starting upon the not entirely interested in sharing, but
completion of my Dietetic Internship. I others were more than happy to help.
have presented before numerous groups Some explained that they understood
in many settings, but never at a national how their opinion could help the fight to
convention with my own research. feed everyone in the future. The data did
Those who attended the luncheon, both not show a demographic spread, which
from PHI U and KON, were extremely we assumed there would be based upon
welcoming and energetically prepared to the demographics of the city, leading to
listen about my findings. I was excited possible transportation issues getting to
which caused me to speak longer than my the market. The professor who guided me
allotted time leaving less time for Q&A. through this research explained that this
Some questions stumped me, but by worked out well enough to be considered
taking a breathe, I found the appropriate a pilot study, and that I could use it for
ways to give complete responses.

My almost ten years experience
working at farmer’s markets and with
farm to table programs started while
in culinary school. As a part of my
undergraduate studies in horticulture,
and nutrition/dietetics, I took a couple
research based classes. In one of them,
“Nutrition Theory,” I was able to
choose what I researched and chose
SNAP Recipients’ Utilization of the
Community Farmer’s Markets’
Double Dollars Program. This fit
directly into my concern and eagerness
to help with the growing domestic and
international issue of food insecurity.



By Sandy Osborne, Epsilon Chapter Advisor and Region 4 Councilor

E ach chapter of Phi Upsilon Professional Project, community and recall their time in the chapter.
Omicron is unique and yet service, and care toward one another. When they find the bookmark in a book
similar. We have required New members just initiated hear clearly or on their desk, they have emailed me
similar tasks such as recruiting, what current members have been doing! and shared a comment about their time
screening, and welcoming new members So in that spirit, I thought I would at Phi U and asked about the current
into our chapter, community and campus share what we do to recognize and say members and what is going on!
service, and completing our Professional goodbye with gratitude to the graduating
Project. In addition, each year with seniors. When we initiate, we say welcome,
commencement nearing, we celebrate and when we say goodbye in a more
the accomplishments of the soon to be Our building, Herrick Hall, was formal way, we are offering an
graduates as we bid them goodbye. built in 1926 and has a formal Fireplace opportunity for continued connection to
Room, which resembles a living room the chapter as well as our national Phi
Transitions with Phi Upsilon where we gather for some meetings. U goals. I am sure other chapters have
Omicron provide an opportunity Some meetings are in a classroom such great ideas to share about their chapters.
for local “traditions.” While it is as small groups for the Professional Please consider forwarding them to me
respectful and good to “do things this Project. Graduating seniors line up at [email protected]
way,” sometimes there is a new need by the fireplace and each are
recognized and perhaps a new tradition given the Phi Upsilon Omicron 2019 Phi U, Epsilon Chapter Graduates
ensues. As the chapters we are, I am historical bookmark available
sure there are many fine ideas that we from the National office
can share with one another. I hope ($1.00 each). The history and
this article starts a robust dialogue and information about the design of
sharing. the bookmark is discussed and
students share briefly what Phi
Recognizing and saying goodbye to U has meant to them.
our graduating seniors is an excellent
opportunity. We thank them for their Graduates have emailed me
service to the chapter, we reminiscence and said how much it means to
about their contributions to the work use that bookmark, signed and dated by
completed such as fundraising, myself as the Phi U Chapter Advisor,

PHI U Whether you are a veteran advisor or
a novice, we can all benefit from ideas
TOOL BOX that are new to us. A Phi U Toolbox of
Successful Practices is the goal of a new
By Diana Watson-Maile, Gamma Epsilon, Region 3 Councilor & Region Councilor Chair committee. This Toolbox of bright ideas,
fundraising efforts, ceremony activities,
9 applications, and chapter procedures will
be available to chapters and advisors.

Have any successful practices to share?
Please email them to [email protected]
or [email protected].


By Char Byington, Beta Rho Chapter Advisor

Char Byington, from both ISU’s sports dietitian and The project was widely impacted
Beta Rho Chapter Advisor, a certified personal trainer.  Families through numerous outlets including
were encouraged to attend together as community city council leaders reading
Idaho State University activities for all ages were offered. a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
proclamation and media exposure
I n recognition of National Nutrition As described in the project report: at multiple levels such as university
Month, Beta Rho chapter of Phi “Creating a free community event filled press, local community press, and the
Upsilon Omicron at Idaho State with Registered Dietitians, community Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
University (ISU), partnered with the services, and local businesses fit The impact was felt through the number
Pocatello Dietitians to host a Nutrition perfectly with the national theme of of attendees and the repeated questions
Fair, Saturday March 2, 2019, on the “Our Light Shines Brighter Together in we hear regarding if the chapter plans
ISU campus. The collaborative effort Service and Leadership.” This family to offer this again next year. The
received outside funding through a grant friendly event was filled with experts broadest impact however was on the
from the Academy of Nutrition and in the field of health and nutrition local chapter. They are inspired by the
Dietetics. More than 170 adults and providing free resources and services success and have aspirations to set the
children attended the Nutrition Fair. to the community. In this day in age, bar even higher for this school year’s
everyone is looking for a quick fix project.
The unique collaboration of and possibly finding information
undergraduate dietetic students, dietetic that can be detrimental to a person’s Through this project, chapter
interns, and practicing RDNs gave our health. Creating this event allowed members honed leadership skills and
students a valued opportunity to work the community to receive information were afforded a forum for showcasing
closely together with so many of those about nutrition and other services from their nutrition knowledge through
already in the field. The free event professionals and leaders in the wellness booths, activities, and discussions with
featured nutrition counseling, food industry who have the education and community members. The project’s
demonstrations, physical activities for background to provide accurate and success was measured through 94%
children, and fueling and fitness tips safe health and nutrition information. chapter participation, more than double
Giving back to the community was a the community attendance goal (230%),
great way for the Beta Rho members and numerous attendee comments. One
and other leaders in the community to comment says it all: “Great booths and
come together and provide their services info! The people manning the booths
and skills to other members in the were great at interacting with my kids
community.”   and teaching them the information.”

Beta Rho Chapter members presenting their Professional Project First Place National Award




By Katherine Uhde, Omicron, Alumni Councilor

R ecently, I traveled to Columbus, society special. Get ready because LIFETIME ALUMNI!
OH, to convene with National Conclave 2020 is going to be one to
Council. While there, we had remember! More than 1,081 Phi Upsilon
the distinct pleasure of dining with the Omicron members have invested
Conclave 2020 Planning Committee and In addition to priceless friendships, for in the honor society by paying the
the Gamma Alumni Chapter. In the true the low $25.00 annual fee, Phi U alumni
Phi U spirit, one member opened their receive the following: lifetime alumni fee when the
house to us for a home-cooked meal and annual alumni mailing came
famous pecan pie, so delicious it sells • One-year subscription to The Candle
for more than $40 at local community journal to their mailboxes.
• Access to exclusive alumni and WHAT DOES IT TAKE?
Many Gamma Alumni joined Phi U as graduate grants, awards, and
collegiates, built lasting relationships, and fellowships The lifetime fee payment is a
have remained active Phi U members for • Opportunities to showcase one-time payment of $350 or $125
decades. They take our promise, ‘Once achievements and research at
a Phi U, Always a Phi U,’ seriously. the national-level per year over three years.
Gamma Alumni regularly participate in • Mentor/mentee opportunities
service leadership projects, mentor the • Networking and professional HOW DO I JOIN?
local collegiate chapter, and host annual development
fundraisers for their community. Did I • 50-year member recognition It’s easy! You can join those
mention the pie? Beyond a commitment • National-level leadership making an investment in the
to a lifetime of service, the Gammas opportunities honor society by paying the lifetime
have strong ties with The Ohio State • Scholarship fund fee using the annual mailing form
University. Using their collective talents, establishment sent to your home or the one in
they gained support from the Chair • Philanthropic opportunities
of Human Sciences in the College of • Access to the Phi U Alumni The Candle.
Education and Human Ecology, Dr. Erik
Porfeli, who is also their local honorary E-Chapter on Facebook You can also contribute online at
member. Together, they have big plans to Click “Give”
expand collegiate and alumni membership All of our excellent alumni chapters are and enter password Give20.
in Ohio. Their dedication is a shining active nationwide. Find one near you at
example of how alumni make our honor WHAT DO I GET?

As your Alumni Councilor, I help A lifetime of connections,
facilitate connections, provide guidance opportunities for Alumni Awards
on grant and fellowship applications,
and give advice on alumni chapter and Fellowships, creating a
establishment. legacy and a chance to support the

Phi U friends support each other. honor society that provided you
Whether you’re a recent graduate, looking with so much throughout your
to advance your career, or have been
an alumni member for years, your light college career.
shines bright!
Your lifetime membership comes
Submit your annual alumni fee today… with a three year subscription to
Alumni Councilor contact: Katherine The Candle for only $10 to be
Uhde, [email protected]
paid every three years!
*Special thanks to Connie Cahill, Gamma
Alumni Chapter, and the Conclave 2020 Phi U wants to especially recognize
Planning Committee! our newest lifetime members:

Travis Wilson, Beta Delta



by Melissa Martin, Beta Delta, Executive Director Phi Upsilon Omicron

Pictured: Dorcas Bates Reilly, Photo by: Mel Evans - Associated Press recognized for this accomplishment in
the Inventor’s Hall of Fame! Dorcas,
I In 1952, seven-year-old, Evelynne with her aunt to or “Aunt Dottie” as she was referred by
“Eve” Bates was given a unique work at Campbell Eve, was a cherished and iconic culinary
opportunity to be featured in Soup Company. “I folk heroin. After her passing in October
an internal promotional news release would watch her 2018, many tributes were made in her
for Campbell Soup Company. As a work in her test honor by The New York Times, The
“Campbell Soup Kid,” Eve recalls her kitchen, prepare Washington Post, The Boston Globe,
time in the Campbell Soup Test Kitchen new recipes, and The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Live with
in Camden, NJ, “The promo introduced set up displays for Kelly & Ryan, the TODAY Show, and
the unique concept for American ads or promotional CBS Sunday Morning, to name a few.
children to take a hot Campbell’s Soup, materials for the
in the thermos of a metal lunch box, to company,” Eve Largely influenced by her Aunt
school. I was allowed to make the soup recounts. In fact, Dottie, Eve also became a home
and to pour the soup into the thermos.” Dorcas Bates economist. She received her B.S. in
As the oldest niece of Home Economist Reilly went on to create the company’s Home Economics Education in 1968,
Dorcas Bates Reilly, Eve often went famous Green Bean Casserole and is M.S. in Education in 1971, and her
Certificate of Advanced Studies (C.A.S.)
in Administration/Supervision in 1994-
all at Buffalo State University College.
She was initiated into Phi Upsilon
Omicron National Honor Society
in 1967. In 1992 she received the
NYSHETA N.Y. State (Western Zone)

Home Economics
Teacher of the Year
Award among many
other achievements
throughout her career
as an educator. In 2019,
following the loss of
her beloved aunt, Eve
stated, “I knew that
the memory of Dorcas
Bates Reilly and the
multitude of American
culinary contributions
that she made must
never be forgotten.
As a “Campbell Soup
Kid,” I knew I needed
to do something really

On behalf of
Mrs. Evelynne Bates Stoklosa, the
Phi Upsilon Omicron Educational


Foundation Can you help ensure the future
is pleased to of Phi U by pledging to give
announce the recent
establishment $20 in 2020?
of The BATES
Family Legacy /
Scholarship in
memory of Dorcas @=
BATES Reilly, @=
home economist in
business, creator @= /
of the Green Bean
Casserole, and in = $50,000 TOTAL GOAL
honor of Evelynne
BATES Stoklosa,
home economist
in education, Phi
Upsilon Omicron
Life Member – Mu Chapter, Buffalo, NY. Mrs. Stoklosa’s
generous contribution was matched by Campbell Soup
Company to fully endow the scholarship!
The BATES Family Legacy Scholarship will provide
impactful financial support to students pursuing either a
career in business or education where the candidate(s) would
be applying any or all of the related sciences of the academic
discipline known as family and consumer sciences, especially
showing strengths in academics, creativity, and leadership;
and who states in their application intentions to make a mark
on society with their professional contributions.
Per Mrs. Stoklosa’s request, this scholarship will be
awarded for the first time in 2020 and will mark the 65th
Anniversary of The Green Bean Casserole! We are excited
and honored to see this scholarship established in memory
of Dorcas Bates Reilly and to celebrate her impact on the
American Culinary Scene and the field of Family and
Consumer Sciences. All eligible Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor
Society members are encouraged to apply.
Phi U Scholarship, Fellowship, and Award applications
must be postmarked by February 1, 2020. Applications
can be accessed at (password: SFA2020).

For more information on how you can support this fund or
others, please contact:

Melissa Martin, Executive Director
Phi Upsilon Omicron Educational Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 50970
Bowling Green, KY 42102
[email protected]

Pictured opposite page: Eve Bates Stoklosa
Pictured this page: Eve Bates Stoklosa with Dorcas Bates Reilly
Photos provided by Eve Bates Stoklosa and the Bates Family



Because of the tremendous support of many individuals, the Phi Upsilon Omicron Educational Foundation has been able to add new fellowships,
scholarships, and awards as well as maintain support to the honor society. A special appreciation is extended to the following people who
contributed at the various giving levels from August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019.

$10,000-$24,999 $100 - $499 Lila Eichelberger, Pi
Dr. Karol Blaylock, Beta Zeta
Christopher D. Chase Mr. & Mrs. Patrick V. Franken Mary Martha Melia, Rho
- Designated for the Shirley Noah Chase Award Fund - In Memory of Dr. Shirley Chase, Designated for Dr. Virginia Vincenti, Delta
the Shirley Noah Chase Award Fund Cynthia Strickland-Lewis, Beta Mu
Evelynne Bates Stoklosa, Mu Carolyn W. Jackson, National Honorary
- To establish the BATES Family Legacy Scholarship in honor Mrs. Susan M. Rickards, Lambda - In Honor of Dr. Carolyn Barnhart
of Dorcas Bates Reilly - In Memory of Dr. Shirley Chase, Designated for Sara Innes, Alpha
the Shirley Noah Chase Award Fund Gamma Alumni Chapter
Amy Richards, Beta Sigma Phi Upsilon Omicron would also
Dr. Shirley A. Chase Trust, Rho like to thank those members
- Designated for the Shirley Noah Chase Award Fund Robin Box, Alpha Sigma donating to the
Honor Society
$1,000-$4,999 Rebecca Taylor, Beta Pi
- Designated for the Susan M. Rickards Scholarship Dr. V. Ann Paulins, Theta
Dr. Corine M. Carr, Alpha Sigma Fund - Designated for the Phi Upsilon Omicron, Inc.
- In Honor of Dr. Mary Franken, Designated for the Mary Community Impact Grant in honor of Dr. Michelle
Franken Scholarship Fund Dr. Lynette Olson, Phi Toews
Mabel P. Levi, Psi
Dr. Karen P. Goebel, Nu Richard Parnitzke Nicolla Ross, Gamma
- Designated for the Karen P. Goebel Conclave Award Fund - Designated for the Closs/Parnitzke/Clarke Dr. Virginia B. Vincenti, Delta
Scholarship Fund Mr. Travis Wilson, Beta Delta
Dr. Delores Kluckman, Phi
- Designated for the Delores M. Kluckman Scholarship Fund Janet Elliott, Alpha Chi

Virginia Rennie, Alpha Mu Lois Puskarich, Gamma

John H. and Charlotte Robinson Anne Reuther, Tau
- Designated for the Nell Bryant Robinson Scholarship
Dr. Kathleen Lodl, Xi
Dr. Martha C. Jenkins, Beta Delta
- Designated for the Martha Combs Jenkins Scholarship Fund Charmaine Kneevers, Tau

$500-$999 Sondra Ka Stickney, Phi

The Columbus Foundation (CF) Ann Freese, Beta
- Designated for the Lillian P. Schoephoerster
Scholarship Fund Rebecca Taylor, Beta Pi

Dr. Martha Bickett Frost, Iota Pat Chapman, Beta Delta
- Designated for the Marty Bickett Frost Scholarship Fund
Dori Ann Nakahira, Beta Alpha
Carole Makela, Nu
Esther Hay, Alpha Chi
Dr. Diane Jackman, Tau
- Designated for the Jackman Scholarship Fund Margaret Whatley, Chi

Irene Ott, Alpha Dr. Carolyn Barnhart, Tau

Mary Anne Pace, Alpha Eta

In Memoriam

Name Chapter Date of Death

Rena Dorrell Nu --
Sonia Jarrett Alpha Epsilon 10/5/18
Louise Godwin Olson 7/9/19
Beverly Putnam Nu 1/28/19
Vera Riley Alpha 10/14/19
Constance R. “Connee” Wheeler 5/17/19




SCHOLARSHIPS Lists. As a registered dietitian, Dana skills to bring people together to form a
hopes to work within her community caring and supportive community.
Lillian P. Schoephoerster in a school or grocery store setting
Brittney Anderson, Zeta, The University using her skills to educate people on the Margaret Drew Alpha
of Idaho importance of healthy eating and helping Michele Butikofer, Beta Rho, Idaho
them lead a healthier life. State University
Brittney is pursuing a
degree in Early Childhood Margaret R. Hollenbeck Michele is pursuing a
Development and Brea Baumhover, Omicron, Iowa State degree in Dietetics. She is
Education. She is a two- University a recipient of the Dean’s
time Dean’s List student List and has served as
and has served as her Brea is pursuing a degree her chapter’s initiation
chapter’s secretary and president-elect. in Family and Consumer chair. She hopes to obtain
Brittney’s professional goal is to have Sciences Education and a position in a hospital as a Registered
her students leave class each day feeling Studies. She is a recipient Dietitian specializing in Oncology and/
confident that they learned something of the IACTE David or Pediatrics where she will use personal
new as well as making sure they enjoy Bunting CTE Teacher experiences and knowledge gained to
learning and showing them that they do Preparation Scholarship, Iowa Family assist patients with health needs and
not need to get frustrated just because Consumer Sciences Educators Student making nutritional food choices. Michele
they do not understand. of the Year, Shirley Stakey 4-H Career also hopes to obtain Board Certification
Scholarship, National Association as a specialist in sports dietetics and
Geraldine Clewell Teachers of Family and Consumer work for an athletic team where she
Kathleen Anderson, Gamma Nu, Loma Sciences 2017 Scholarship, and the can aid athletes with any dietary and
Linda University Dean’s List. As a future Family and nutrition needs they may have.
Consumer Sciences educator, Brea’s
Kathleen is pursuing goal is to teach each of the seven content Nell Bryant Robinson
a Master’s Degree in areas to her students in a way that will Sabrina Childs, Theta, Ohio University
Nutrition and Dietetics. She not only benefit their daily lives, but
is a recipient of the Rising also spark interest in a career path for Sabrina is pursuing a degree
Star Award, Dean’s List themselves. in applied nutrition with a
and the Jennie S. Hudson concentration in dietetics.
scholarship. As a nutritional ambassador, Marty Bickett Frost She is a recipient of the
Kathleen plans to help change the Laura Brown, Gamma Iota, Point Dean’s List and a member
cultural self-criticism and allow people Loma Nazarene University of the Nutrition Club. After
to see how beautiful they are. completing her degree, she anticipates
Laura is pursuing a degree completing a Dietetic Internship in
Members/Centennial in Child and Adolescent her hometown, becoming a Registered
Dana Arburr, Beta Pi, Framingham Development. She is a Dietitian Nutritionist, and landing her
State University recipient of the Dean’s dream job as a Clinical Dietitian working
List and on the Special in the hospital setting with critical care
Dana is pursuing a degree Olympics Leadership patients. Sabrina’s passion is not only
in Food and Nutrition. Team. Laura plans to pursue a career to improve the quality of life for critical
She is a member of the that enables her to make a positive care individuals and their families, but
MASCAC All Academic impact on individuals and families using also the surrounding community.
Team, Framingham State her gifts of empathy and harmony to
Honors Society, and a hear the stories of others and use those
recipient of the President’s and Dean’s

Forthun/Rust Della Harmison, Theta, Ohio UW-Stout. Caroline believes in human
Holly Cummings, Gamma Beta, University connection, a shared experience, and
University of Central Arkansas the importance of counseling in today’s
Della is pursuing a degree society. After completing her education,
Holly is pursuing a in family & consumer she plans to pursue a career as a licensed
degree in nutrition. She sciences education - Clinical Mental Health Counselor hoping
is a recipient of the community leadership. to be someone who can aid in other’s
Chancellor’s List, the She is a member of the the victories in these battles through personal
President’s List, and served Southeastern University connections.
as her chapter’s treasurer. Honors Program and a recipient of
Holly’s goal is to be a Pediatric Clinical the Dean’s List and the Southeastern Sydney Hernandez, Beta Xi, Texas State
Dietician educating and helping sick University Fireline Recognition Award. University
children to improve their quality of life Della plans to earn a Master’s degree
through nutrition. She hopes her passion in Education using the knowledge and Sydney is pursuing a degree
will lead her to research ways to fight the skills of human and consumer sciences in consumer affairs with
childhood obesity epidemic. to work within communities and a teacher’s certification.
education programs to help communities She is a recipient of
Sarah Pearce Sanders grow and flourish. the Azlete and Bryon
Avanlea Furr, Gamma Beta, University Little Scholarship and
of Central Arkansas Emily Meyer, Omicron, Iowa State is currently serving as her chapter’s
University president. Sydney’s goal is to teach
Avanlea is pursuing a students the values and principles
degree in general family Emily is pursuing a degree of FCS and how to set that strong
and consumer sciences with in family and consumer foundation for their futures while also
an Art Minor. She is the sciences education continuing her academic education and
recipient of the Recognition and studies. She is a earning a Masters Degree in education
of Exemplary Academic recipient of the Dean’s and leadership eventually becoming a
Achievement Presidential Scholar, the List and a member of principal improving public education
Mary Ann & Andrew Hiegel Endowed the Family, Career and Community and emphasizing the importance of FCS
award, the Hank Adams award, the UCA Leaders of America. Receiving a health courses in schools.
Bear Leadership Experience Certificate endorsement will allow Emily to teach
of Completion, the Student Involvement middle school or high school students Brianna Reeves, Beta Epsilon, SUNY
Bears Serve Challenge Award, among about health with themselves or others. Plattsburgh
others. Avanlea hopes to use her FCS
knowledge to succeed in the Extension Rachelle Muenchow, Phi, South Brianna is pursuing
Agent Office listening to people’s stories Dakota State University a degree in human
and help them get back on their feet development and family
through budgeting tips and finance goals, Rachelle is pursuing a relations-child care
parenting strategies and relationship degree in early childhood management. She is a
mending, meal prep and cooking tips education. She is a recipient of the Dean’s
for balanced, nutritious meals, and recipient of the Dean’s List, the Chapel Hill Foundation
counseling. List and served as her Scholarship, and has served as her
chapter’s points chair. After chapter’s co-president. As a professional
Golden Anniversary graduation, her professional goal will be in the field of early childhood care and
Natalie Gunderson, Phi, South Dakota to foster lifelong learning in the students education, Brianna will follow the core
State University throughout her career and during values that pertain to the commitment
student teaching opportunities. Her of appreciation, knowledge, support,
Natalie is pursuing a degree goal is intrinsic to the mission of family acceptance, respect, and potential
in human development and and consumer sciences by creating a for each individual child, providing
family studies. She is a supportive environment for everyone a safe and stimulating environment
recipient of the Dean’s List who enters the school. that is fitting for each and every child
and served as her chapter’s supporting the bond between a child and
committee chairperson. Phyllis S. Howe their parents.
After obtaining her degree, she hopes to Caroline Allaback, Tau, University of
attend graduate school where she will Wisconsin-Stout
pursue a masters degree in Occupational
Therapy hoping to work with children in Caroline is pursuing
need of occupational services to enrich a degree in Human
the lives of the families and children. Development and Family
Studies. She is a three-time
recipient of Chancellors
Award for Academic
Achievement and is present secretary
of Honors College Student Council at


(Continued from page 17) E. Lee Promise Scholarship, Southern Nikki hopes to impart as much wisdom
Idaho Church of God Scholarship, and passion onto future generations as
Treva C. Kintner Department of Kinesiology Scholarship, possible through teaching and coaching.
Emily Leerhoff, Omicron, Iowa State Jackson Kinesiology Award Scholarship,
University and the Trinity Nursing Scholarship. Mary Rachel Gean, Beta Sigma,
Her professional goal is to help people University of Tennessee-Martin
Emily is pursuing a degree realize the power they have to take
in family and consumer control of their health and wellness by Mary Rachel is pursuing
sciences education and inspiring and educating them about a degree in family and
studies. She is the recipient preventative nutrition by becoming a consumer science with a
of the Dean’s list and Registered Dietitian in an outpatient concentration in dietetics.
is currently serving as clinic. She is a recipient of the
her chapter’s vice president. Emily Chancellor’s Honor Roll
aspires to become a teacher in the FCS Allison West, Beta Tau, Eastern and the Beth Maloan
field because she believes them to be Kentucky University Outstanding Student Worker Award.
important life skills that children should Mary Rachel dreams to become a sports
learn and would benefit from. She hopes Allison is pursuing a dietitian and work with athletes to ensure
to empower and strengthen the youth of degree in general dietetics. they are healthy and well-nourished so
today so that they can be the best people She is the recipient of the they can excel in their competitions. She
they can be. Dean’s List, the President’s also aspires to use her job as a lifeline
List, and the Dean’s Award. to people who are overweight and are
Margaret Jerome Sampson Her professional goals are unable to get the most out of life due
Anna Humphrey, Zeta, University of to be a clinical dietitian and eventually to their poor eating habits or handicaps
move into food service management that have been the cause of an excessive
Idaho as a school food service director using weight gain.
Anna is pursuing a degree her knowledge to equip patients with
in food and nutrition. She is diets that will help them reach optimal Jackman
the recipient of the Dean’s nutritional status and ensuring that Kalia Lor, Tau, University of Wisconsin
list, the Platinum Go children in her community will receive Stout
Idaho Scholarship, and the quality and nourishing school lunches.
Deerkop Community Scholarship. As a Kalia is pursuing a degree
dietitian, she hopes to research endocrine Shelby Bonnemier, Beta Gamma, in human development
issues in correlation with nutrition, diet, Minnesota State University-Mankato. and family studies. She
and daily products used in our lives with is a recipient of the
a goal to open up a clinic offering diet/ Shelby is pursuing a degree Chancellor’s Award and
nutritional services in combination with in food and nutrition is the Stout Council on
chronic health. with an emphasis in pre- Family Relations treasurer.
medicine. She is a recipient After completing her degree work, Kalia
Teresa Patten, Epsilon, Montana State of the Phi Upsilon Omicron hopes to pursue her master’s degree in
University 2018 Century Scholarship social work. With her experience with
and the Dean’s List. She hopes to use her English as a second language, her goal is
Teresa is pursuing a degree passion for helping people understand to help her community better understand
in dietetics and exercise food and its effects on the body. Shelby and teach them skills to help them
science. She is a recipient plans to become a physician who overcome a daily struggle.
of the Dean’s List and is incorporates nutrition into her practice
currently serving as her believing that dietary patterns need to be Century/Challenge
chapter’s president. As taken into consideration when treating Sarah Michaels, Zeta, University of
a dietitian, Teresa hopes to gain the current illnesses and preventing future Idaho
knowledge to ensure her clients and their health problems in patients. As a future
families experience the highest quality physician she will provide her patients Sarah is pursuing a degree
of life through improving their nutrition, with a holistic path to better health and in dietetics. She is a
reducing the use of medications, utilizing improved lifestyles. recipient of the Dean’s
tools for weight loss, and their overall List and is her chapter’s
emotional and spiritual health. Nikki Lockard, Gamma Beta, initiation chair. Sarah’s long
University of Central Arkansas term goal is to find a career
Kaylee Schoefer, Beta Rho, Idaho State in a hospital or other health
University Nikki is pursuing a degree institution working as a Registered
in family and consumer Dietitian helping to make other people’s
Kaylee is pursuing a sciences education with lives better. She enjoys working with
degree in dietetics. She is a a coaching endorsement. food and promoting agriculture.
previous graduate of Boise She is recipient of the
State University Cum Laude the Presidential Scholar
and the recipient of the Award. After graduation,
Dean’s Scholarship, Robert

Susan M. Rickards Closs/Parnitzke/Clarke Vilas Scholarship. After completing her
McKenna Michel, Theta, Ohio Kate Pruess, Omicron, Iowa State degree work, Lindsay plans to attend
University University graduate school for speech and language
pathology. Her goal is to work in a
McKenna is pursuing Kate is pursuing a degree pediatric hospital setting with an ultimate
a degree in child and in child, adult, and family objective of working in a Neonatal
family studies. She is a services. She is a recipient Intensive Care Unit as a speech and
recipient of the Dean’s of the ISU President’s language pathologist.
List and is currently Award for Competitive
serving as her chapter’s Excellence, the Cardinal Mary Weiking Franken
co-president. McKenna’s professional Leadership Scholar Award, the Dean’s Ashlee Setina, Eta, Pittsburg State
goal after graduation is to find a career List, and the Smith/Anderson FCS University
working along side young/teen moms, Scholarship. Kate plans to attend
empowering and strengthening them to graduate school for school counseling Ashlee is pursuing a degree
take on the role of a mother. following her dream of working with in family and consumer
today’s youth and helping them be their sciences teacher education.
Martha Combs Jenkins very best and always “put their best foot She is a recipient of the
Lillie Negri, Zeta, University of Idaho forward.” Dean’s Honor Roll and
has served as her chapter’s
Lillie is pursuing a degree Past Presidents secretary and initiation chair, as well as
in family and consumer Allie Rainer, Theta, Ohio University vice president for the Kansas Association
sciences education and of Family And Consumer Sciences. Her
family development across Allie is pursuing a degree goal is to become a family and consumer
the lifespan. She is a in retail merchandising sciences teacher and teach high school
recipient of the Dean’s List, and fashion product students, helping change the idea of
a CALS Lead FCS Peer Leader and a development. She is family and consumer sciences that it is
College of Agricultural and Life Science currently serving as her more than being a homemaker.
Student Ambassador. She has also served chapter’s co-president.
as her chapter’s president. She hopes Allie’s professional goals include Chappell/Sutherland/Purdy
to teach in the FCS field making her becoming a buyer for a clothing Katherine Vezzetti, Beta Zeta, Texas
classroom a space that students can come company at the corporate level and to Christian University
and explore FCS careers and what is out serve people through the field of retail.
there for them and find their passions Katherine is pursuing
through FCS for the community that they K. Virginia Seidel a degree in fashion
serve. Jenessa Rothmeier, Phi, South Dakota merchandising. She is the
State University recipient of the Dean’s List,
Delores Kluckman the TCU International Study
Madeline Penland, Phi, South Dakota Jenessa is pursuing a Merit Award, the TCU
State University degree in early childhood Academic Achievement Scholarship,
education birth to eight and is a TCU Scholar. Katherine
Madeline is pursuing specialization. She is a enjoys the freedom to design and bring
a degree in human recipient of the Dean’s to life concepts while investigating
development and family List, the Hometown their influence on the behavior of
studies. She is a recipient Outstanding Youth Leader Award, and their consumers and hopes to use that
of the Dean’s List, the B. the Jack Unkenholz Scholarship. Her experience educating adolescents
York and Van Overschelde goal is to be an elementary teacher or about the sociological issues that affect
Scholarships, a member of LeadState the director of an after-school program, individuals’ perceptions of clothing.
and a College of Education and Human helping each student achieve success
Sciences student ambassador. Madeline and feel successful at whatever stage
plans to continue her education at the they are in by building self-esteem and
graduate level by obtaining a Masters confidence while also supporting self-
of Social Work degree. Her goal is to actualization.
become a Certified Marriage and Family
Therapist working with either military Tommie J. Hamner
families or in a children’s hospital, Lindsay Schoff, Nu, University of
eventually opening her own private Wisconsin-Madison
practice clinic or becoming a Professor
to teach counseling classes. Lindsay is pursuing
a degree in human
development and family
studies/ communication
sciences and disorders.
She is the recipient of
the Dean’s List and the William F.


(Continued from page 19) and improve recruitment of ethnic high-quality, evidence-based nutrition
minorities. care, while staying active in the ever-
FELLOWSHIPS changing nutrition research world,
Candle eventually pursing her long-term career
Geraldine Clewell Kennedy Navis, Tau, Concordia goal of advancing the nutrition field by
Jenifer Reader, Beta Rho, Idaho State University becoming an educator of college students
University in healthcare-related disciplines.
Kennedy is pursuing
Jenifer is pursuing a Ph.D. a Master’s Degree in AWARDS
in Educational Leadership Human Ecology/Family
in Higher Education Ed. She is a member of Sarah Thorniley Phillips
Administration. She is the the Stout Association of Hazel Dulmes, Nu, University of
recipient of the Jean Dearth Family and Consumer Wisconsin-Madison
Dickerscheid Fellowship, Sciences, the Wisconsin Association of
the Mary C. Zahasky Memorial Family and Consumer Sciences, among Hazel is pursuing a degree
Continuing Education Award, the Lulu others. Kennedy is the recipient of the in social work. She is a
G. Graves Nutrition Education Award, American Association of Family and recipient of the Dean’s List
the Outstanding Student Achievement Consumer Sciences Jewell E Taylor and a member of the Phi
Award for Graduate School: Masters Undergraduate Scholarship, the Samuel Alpha Honor Society. She
Recipient, the Candle Fellowship, among E. Wood Medallion Award, the College is also currently serving
a long list of others. She is a member of of Education, Hospitality, Health and as her chapter’s president.
the Association for Career and Technical Human Science Outstanding Student of Hazel plans to become a social worker
Education, Career and Technical the Year, the Wisconsin Association of hoping to implement a strengths-based
Educators of Idaho, Academy of Family and Consumer Sciences Student approach to working with students
Nutrition and Dietetics, and is currently Leadership Award, and the Wisconsin in order to help them thrive in their
serving as Phi U National President- Association of Family and Consumer environment as a mentor for both
Elect. Jenifer’s experience includes Sciences Student Unit Officer Award, students and their families.
CFCCLA Chapter Advisor, Pocatello to name a few. She is currently the Phi
Dietitians President, Idaho State Upsilon Omicron Region 1 Collegiate Janice Cory Bullock/ Shirley Noah
University Dietetics Club Vice President Representative and National Collegiate Chase
to name a few. After completing her Chair. As a teacher, she hopes to directly Sarah Hodgskiss, Epsilon, Montana
Ph.D. work, Jenifer plans to continue influence future teachers and parents State University
volunteering for leadership positions in by educating them about healthy,
order to enhance her leadership qualities. thriving family and couple relationships Sarah is pursuing a degree
Her professional goal is earning an while continuing to study how to in human development
advanced degree to teach at a university nurture healthy friendships, romantic and family sciences
level within the FCS field. relationships, marriages, and educated with a minor in business
parenting decisions by teaching students administration. She is the
Diamond Anniversary at the secondary-level and then in higher recipient of the Award of
Selena Garcia, Gamma Beta, University education. Excellence, the Alumni
of Central Arkansas Legacy Scholarship, the Marjorie
Jean Dearth Dickerscheid Paisley Scholarship, the Doris R.
Selena is pursuing a Rachel Newman, Lambda, Swartz Scholarship, the Schmitt Family
Master’s Degree in West Virginia University Davis College and Consumer & Family Sciences
Nutrition. She is the of Agriculture Natural Resources Scholarship, the Presidents Honor
recipient of the Dean’s List, and Design Roll, and the Dean’s Honor Roll. Sarah
the Academic Achiever hopes to gain as much knowledge and
Minority Award, the Rachel is pursuing a Ph.D. experience in program planning and the
Outstanding Student of Nutrition Award, in Nutritional Sciences. ins and outs of working for a nonprofit
and is a UACCM Student Ambassador. She is the recipient of through her current internship at the
She is currently serving as her chapter’s the Carl del Signore Boys and Girls Club of Southwest
secretary. After completing her master’s Foundation Graduate Montana before continuing her education
education, Selena plans to become Scholarship, the Academy through the Master’s program.
a Registered Dietitian. She hopes to of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
use her Latina heritage to serve the Fuschia Lucille Johnson Memorial Hazel Hatcher
nutritional needs of the largest minority Scholarship, the Davis College Forbes Helen Prebys, Beta Zeta, Texas
group in the United States by closing Agriculture and Forestry Scholarship, Christian University
the gap of communication barriers the President’s List, and the Academic
and lack of knowledge about dietetics Excellence Level 1 Scholarship, Helen is pursuing a degree
among Hispanics. She intends to bring among a long list of others. Her goal in fashion merchandising.
forward nutrition education interventions is to begin practice in a clinical setting She is a Margaret Jerome
within this population and help increase using her advanced degree to provide Sampson Scholarship
recipient and has served
20 as her chapter’s vice
president. After completing
her Bachelor degree work,
Helen plans to use her work experience
and pursue a career as a buyer in the
retail industry.



PHI UPSILON OMICRON Robin Box, Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies, Teachers College
National Honor Society TC 605D, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306
O (765) 285-4066, Email: [email protected]
in Family and Consumer Sciences Jenifer Reader, 952 Stone Street, Chubbuck, ID 83202
Founded at the University of Minnesota C (208) 478-2408, Email: [email protected]
Melissa Martin, P.O. BOX 50970, Bowling Green, KY 42102-4270
February 10, 1909 O (270) 904-1340, Email: [email protected]
Hours: M-Th 9:00-4:00 (Central)
NATIONAL OFFICE Kennedy Navis, University of Wisconsin-Stout,
P.O. BOX 50970 Email: [email protected]
Katie Uhde, 1055 Alvarado Rd., Berkeley, CA 94705
Bowling Green, KY 42102-4270 C (515) 520-0507, Email: [email protected]
270-904-1340 Cindy Jones, 450 Ben T. Johns Rd, Alvaton, KY 42122

Hours: M-Th 9:00-4:00 (Central) H (270) 842-5402, Email: [email protected]
World Wide Website: Bruce Cameron, Louisiana State University,
Facebook: Phi Upsilon Omicron National 129 Human Ecology, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
O (225) 578-2282, Email: [email protected]
EXECUTIVE BOARD Sally Fortenberry, 5660 Jamaica Circle, N. Richland Hills, TX 76180
President: Robin Box O (817) 257-6752, Email: [email protected]
V. Ann Paulins, The Patton College of Education, Ohio University,
President-Elect: Jenifer Reader McCracken Hall, Athens, OH 45701
Alumni Councilor: Katie Uhde O (740) 593-0253, Email: [email protected]
Region Councilor Chair: Diana Watson-Maile Helyne Frederick, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill,
National Collegiate Chair: Kennedy Navis 301H Peabody Hall, CB 3500, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Executive Director: Melissa Martin O (919) 962-9855, Email: [email protected]
Educational Foundation Chair: Cindy Jones Diana Watson-Maile, 1723 West 9th St, Stillwater, OK 74074
H (580) 235-2076, Email: [email protected]
NATIONAL COUNCIL Sandy Osborne, Montana State University,
President: Robin Box Human Dev. & Family Science 312 Herrick Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717
O (406) 994-5007, Email: [email protected]
President-Elect: Jenifer Reader Max Goldstein, Western Kentucky University,
Executive Director: Melissa Martin Email: [email protected]
Advisor Councilor: Sally Fortenberry Jessica Askins, University of Central Oklahoma,
Email: [email protected]
Alumni Councilor: Katie Uhde Destiny Jorenby, South Dakota State University,
Region Councilor Chair: Diana Watson-Maile Email: [email protected]
Susan Miller, University of Central Oklahoma,
Finance Chair: Bruce Cameron HES, Room 100A, 100N. University Dr, Box 118, Edmond, OK 73034
National Collegiate Chair: Kennedy Navis O (405) 974-5807, Email: [email protected]
Lynette Olson, 3414 N. Sandplum Circle, Wichita, KS 67205
Region I Councilor: V. Ann Paulins
Region II Councilor: Helyne Frederick H (316) 841-4127, Email: [email protected]
Region III Councilor: Diana Watson-Maile Kathleen Lodl, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Region IV Councilor: Sandy Osborne 211 Ag Hall-Extension, Lincoln, NE 68583-0703
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Alpha Omega (2-15-1964) Miami University, Oxford, OH Alpha Alpha (1-22-1938) Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
Alpha Phi (4-30-1960) Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN Alpha Nu (2-11-1950) Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Alpha Pi (4-1974) Queens College, Flushing, NY Alpha Upsilon (4-30-60) Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Alpha Sigma (4-28-1956) Ball State University, Muncie, IN Beta Upsilon (4-14-1973) Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
Alpha Sigma Alumni, Muncie, IN Beta Xi (11-20-1970) Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, TX
Alpha XI (4-26-1952) Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH Beta Zeta (2-9-1968) Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Beta Epsilon (5-13-1967) SUNY-College at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY Beta Zeta Alumni, Fort Worth, TX
Beta Epsilon Alumni, Plattsburgh, NY Eta (7-3-1920) Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
Beta Omicron (4-4-1971) SUNY-College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY Gamma Epsilon (3-5-2000) East Central University, Ada, OK
Beta Pi (5-1-1971) Framingham State University, Framingham, MA Gamma Gamma (5-20-1984) University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Gamma (5-22-1915) The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Omega (11-26-1937) Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Gamma Alumni, Columbus, OH
Gamma Lambda (9-16-2007) The University of Maryland, College Park, MD Region 4
Lambda (11-24-1923) West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Lambda Alumni, Morgantown, WV Alpha (2-10-1909) University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Madison Area Alumni, Madison, WI Alpha Alumni, St. Paul, MN
Mu (12-22-1923) Buffalo State, SUNY, Buffalo, NY Beta (11-14-1914) North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Nu (5-24-1925) University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI Beta Alpha (2-21-1965) University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Omicron (6-5-1926) Iowa State University, Ames, IA Beta Gamma (1-22-1966) State University of Minnesota-Mankato, Mankato, MN
Rho (6-6-1929) University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO Beta Psi (5-16-1981) California State Polytechnic University-Pomona,
Rho Alumni, Columbia, MO
Tau (4-29-1933) University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI Pomona, CA
Tau Alumni, Menomonie, WI Beta Psi Alumni, Pomona, CA
Theta (7-30-1921) Ohio University, Athens, OH Beta Rho (4-15-1972) Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Toledo Area Alumni, Toledo, OH Beta Rho Alumni, Pocatello, ID
Delta (11-27-1915) University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Region 2 Epsilon (5-5-1917) Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Gamma Iota (11-5-2004) Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
Alpha Beta (3-2-1940) Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS Gamma Nu (5-17-2012) Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Alpha Delta Alumni, Fayetteville, AR Kappa (3-10-1923) Utah State University, Logan, UT
Beta Delta (5-14-1966) Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY Phi (5-19-1934) South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Beta Delta Alumni, Bowling Green, KY Phi Alumni, Brookings, SD
Beta Iota (2-8-1969) Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA Xi Alumni, Lincoln, NE
Beta Lambda (4-20-1969) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Zeta (5-22-1918) University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Blacksburg, VA Electronic Alumni Chapter (2012) (Phi Upsilon Omicron
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Beta Sigma (4-22-1972) University of Tennessee-Martin, Martin, TN
Beta Tau (3-4-1973) Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY Revised Fall 2019
Chi (5-16-1936) University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Gamma Beta (5-13-1983) University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
Gamma Beta Alumni, Conway, AR
Gamma Mu (6-1-2012) The Art Institute of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Iota (2-26-1922) University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Iota Alumni, Lexington, KY
Psi (12-11-1936) University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Psi Alumni, Tuscaloosa, AL
Upsilon (5-10-1934) Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC


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