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NEAFCS Regional and National Award Winners Announced

The National Educators Associate for Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) educates and recognizes Extension professionals who improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. NEAFCS provides education in:
  • Food preparation, food safety and nutrition
  • Financial management
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Home & work environment and safety
  • Relationship and parenting skills
NEAFCS also gives awards, and Minnesota educators walked away with many of them.

Mary W. Wells Memorial Diversity Award
1st Place Central Reg Winner and 1st Place National Winner
Jennifer Garbow and team (Antonio Alba Meraz, Rebecca Hagen Jokela & Trish Olson)
"An Exploration into Culturally Relevant Resource Management Education"

Dean Don Felker Financial Management Award 
1st Place Central Regional
Sara Croymans and team (Carrie Olson)
"Consumer Decision Making"

Community Partnership Award
2nd Place Central Regional and 3rd Place National Winner 
Debra Botzek Linn in Partnership with MN Department of Health
"Cooking Safety for a Crowd Video Conference"

Food Safety Award
1st Place Central Regional and 2nd Place National Winner
Suzanne Driessen, Kathy Brandt, Katherine Waters
"Food Allergen Training for Food Service Employees"

Social Networking Award 
 1st Place Central Regional and 2nd Place National Winner
Brianna Routh

Communication Award: Internet Education Technology
1st Place Central Regional Winner and 1st Place National Winner 
Sara Croymans and team (Lori Hendrickson & Becky Hagen Jokela)
"Helping Families Recover Financially After a Disaster: A webinar series for helping professionals"

Distinguished Service Award
Kelly Kunkel

Continued Excellence
Deb Botzek Linn

We congratulate all the NEAFCS regional and national award winners from Minnesota!

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