Family Studies Students Win Contest

Feb. 5, 2014

Back row (L to R): Angela Carter, Ashley Machacek, Robin Millar, Amanda Mocny, Sarah Tidd. Front row (L to R) Ashley French, Dakota Williams, David Aboosamra, Angelique Bridges, Rachel Dewitte. Missing from the photo: Briana Farkas, Ryan Larish, Taren Fales, Breanna Leeuw.

Students from Western Michigan University’s Family Studies and Child and Family Development programs won two of the five categories in the National Council on Family Relations’ Family Life Education Month Contest. The first win was in the category: The Best Newspaper Article, and was an entry from Bre Leeuw, Rachel Dewitte, Angelique Bridges, Dakota Williams and Ashley Machacek, titled: "Family Life Education, what is that?"

Receiving the Best Tag Line/Logo were Briana Farkas, Dakota Williams, Ashley Machacek, David Aboosamra, Sarah Tidd, Ashley French, Angelique Bridges, Taren Fales and Angela Carter.

Robin Millar, graduate of FCS and part-time instructor, serves as faculty advisor to the student organization, and as the sponsoring professor will receive a one-year membership extension. The winning entries were on display at the Certified Family Life Education Reception at the NCFR Conference in San Antonio. A student membership to NCFR was awarded to Taren Fales and Sarah Tidd by random drawing from the winning groups.