Distinguished Service Awards

Distinguished Service Award (DSA)

The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was established by the American Home Economics Association (AHEA) Foundation in 1979 as a living tribute to members of AHEA (now AAFCS) to recognize superior achievements in family and consumer sciences, outstanding contributions to the family and consumer sciences profession, and sustained association leadership at both state and national levels. A list of prior recipients may be found here.

BEVERLY CARD, CFCS, VIRGINIA

"It takes a team to be successful in our efforts to provide leadership development in order to have strong leaders to continue the AAFCS legacy. Bev has and continues to be a vital part of that team effort. She continues to ‘pay it forward’ through her contributions to our community’s efforts." ~ Sue Byrd, CFCS Community of Building Leadership Capacity in AAFCS

BARBARA GEORGE, CFCS-RETIRED, WISCONSIN

"Barbara George is a voice for the profession, well known and respected in Wisconsin, nationally,
and internationally. She remains a stellar advocate for our profession."  
~ Emily Larson, President, Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

MARILYN SWIERK, CFCS-RETIRED, FLORIDA

"She has impressed me for her educational involvement, leadership and sharing of her love of FCS through initiatives and support of other professionals and celebration of those with high recognitions."  ~ Patricia L. Hetrick, CFCS, ESAE Leader 2018-2022