• Fashion student returns from 'life-changing' New York Fashion Week experience with industry connections, renewed runway resolve

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    Three fashion majors’ designs accepted at ITAA Design Exhibition; Two win scholarships

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    Passion for helping drives family studies graduate's success

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    CTE Credit

    New agreement awards qualifying students CEHD credit for CTE courses.

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    Meet our faculty

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences provides integrative educational programs and conducts research focused on reciprocal relationships; relationships among individuals, families and their near environments with the goal of improving the quality of life within a dynamic global community.

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    If you have questions about FCS, concerns that you want to share, or good news about yourself, your academic program, or your student organization, please contact Dr. Smith-Ayers.

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  • Faculty

    Three FCS faculty members were granted tenure at WMU's Board of Trustees meeting on June 27, 2024.

    Congratulations to Chuck Bruce (Faculty Specialist II, Workforce Education and Development), Dr. Jou-Chen Chen (Associate Professor, Family Science and Human Development) and Dr. Kimberly Doudna (Associate Professor, Family Science and Human Development).


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