In The Halls
Faculty & Staff
Vibha Bhargava (Assistant Professor, Housing and Consumer Economics) and her husband, Chetan Saraf, are the parents of Eva Saraf, born Oct. 8, 2008.
Susan Brooks (Office Manager, Housing and Consumer Economics) retired in February with 37 years of service to the University of Georgia, 28 of which were with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
The Colquitt County FACS Team was awarded one of four inaugural D.W. Brooks Awards for Excellence in Diversity for 2009 for their work in addressing issues related to poverty and changing demographics in their community.
The Georgia Initiative for Community Housing and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs won the Special Achievement Award at the 2009 National Council of State Housing Agencies Annual Conference. The award recognizes housing finance agency programs, projects or actions that respond in an outstanding manner to an important state need; have a significant impact on a population, geographic area, or economy; and cut across traditional program lines.
Maureen Grasso (Dean, UGA Graduate School; Professor, Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors) has been awarded the 2009 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education in the Southern Region. The peer-nominated award is the highest recognition given by CSGS.
Helen Hall (Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences Education) died Jan. 13 from cancer. She had been a FACS Education faculty member since 1989.
Marilyn Huff-Waller, EFNEP Administrative Assistant, has been elected to the Oglethorpe County Board of Education in Lexington.
Sharon Nickols (Professor, Housing and Consumer Economics) has been named the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Service Award by the UGA Alumni Association. Prior to returning to the faculty, Nickols served as dean of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences for 15 years.
Lance Palmer (Assistant Professor, Housing and Consumer Economics) and Lee Johnson (Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science) have been awarded an $8,000 grant by the UGA Parents and Families Association for a program titled, “Providing Life Transition Counseling to Undergraduate Students.
Diane Wood (Degree Program Specialist, Student Services) retired in December 2008 after 27 years of service to the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.