Five Texas Tech faculty and staff members associated with HDFS were recognized at the annual Length of Service Awards Ceremony last Thursday, March 28. The ceremony recognizes employees who have completed 15 or more years of service at Texas Tech (in increments of five years). Professors Sybil Hart and Alan Reifman received their 15-year pins, as did two of our Ph.D.-program alumni, Jim Childers, who teaches in Forensic Sciences, and Andrea McCourt, who specializes in distance/online education. HDFS office manager Sidney Fleming was honored for 25 years at the university (which includes time in other departments before joining us). A full list of recognized employees is listed here.
Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo was honored as one of “14 Hispanic Professors Making a HUGE Difference in Texas.”
The annual Texas Council on Family Relations conference gets underway tomorrow in Austin. Janis Henderson, a Ph.D. student in our department, has served this past year as Vice President of the organization in charge of planning the conference.