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        Dr. Cynthia Smith Receives AAFCS Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Cynthia Smith Receives AAFCS SA
Dr. Cynthia Smith, chair of AAMU’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, received the organization’s coveted Distinguished Service Award for her “extraordinary, dedicated, and steadfast engagement” with AAFCS and other professional organizations on national, regional, and local levels throughout her career.

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The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is designed to prepare students for professional careers in community service, government, science and technology, business, industry and education.  In addition to the preparation of men and women for professional careers and graduate study, a major focus for the Department is to enhance the general well-being of individuals, families and communities through teaching, research, demonstration and economic development activities.


The objectives of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences are to guide the student in:


  •  Developing a sound and satisfying philosophy of life inherent with democratic principles;
  •  Preparing for professional practice in a specialized field;
  •  Using intelligence in solving personal and family problems in today’s society;
  •  Enhancing the student’s own general and cultural education; and
  •  Accepting responsibility as an informed citizen in a changing world.


Family and Consumer Sciences provides leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimum quality of life.


CALNS Research Magazine

                    Issue 1 (PDF)

                    Issue 2 (PDF)


FCS Student Activities   

                  Nutrition and Hospitality Management Club

                  Southeastern Council on Family Relations    

                  Kappa Omnicron Nu




Contact Information

​Dr. Cynthia Smith

Family and Consumer Sciences
Carver Complex-Hobson
Room 104
P: 256.372.4172