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Leadership in 2002–03

The Board members were as follows: President: Carol A. Darling President-Elect: Gay Kitson Members-at-Large: Martha Farrell Erickson, Larry Ganong, Leslie Koepke, Judith Myers-Walls, and Jane Tornatore  President, Association of Councils: Raeann Hamon Student/New Professionals Representative: Adriana Umaña-Taylor

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Leadership in 2001–02

NCFR President Carol Darling, CFLE, the Margaret R. Sandels Professor of Human Sciences in the Department of Family and Children Sciences at Florida State University and Distinguished Teaching Professor at Florida State University, was the recipient of two Fulbright Scholarships. Darling used both Fulbrights to teach family life education and conduct research in Finland at the University of Helsinki in 1995 and 2005, where she represented NCFR and intended to “infuse international family life education as a theme.” A native of Virginia, MN, Darling earned her BA and MA at the University of Minnesota and her doctoral degree in family ecology from Michigan […]

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Leadership in 2000–01

The Board of Directors comprised the following: President: Steve Jorgensen President-Elect: Carol Darling Members-at-Large: Bill Allen, David Demo, Marilyn Flick, Leigh Leslie, and Joe Pittman President, Association of Councils: Lane Powell  Student/New Professionals Representative: Tammy Henderson  Sections were no longer on the Board, but included the following: EE, Patricia Tanner Nelson; EM, Estella Martinez; FH, Ann Garwick; FP, Dennis Orthner; FS, Deborah B. Gentry; FT, Richard Wampler; FF, Shelley MacDermid; IN, Stephen M. Wilson; RF, Dale Hawley; RT, Jane Gilgun; TCRM, David Fournier.

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Leadership in 1999–2000

Stephen Jorgensen, Dean of the College Of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri since the fall of 2001, was NCFR’s new President. Jorgensen was a former director and professor in the School of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Jorgensen earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology and Spanish at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. He also earned his doctorate in family sociology from the University of Minnesota. He had been with the University of Arkansas since 1999. Prior to that, Jorgensen served as Dean of the College Of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University. He also held various […]

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Leadership in 1998–99

NCFR President William Doherty was named an NCFR Fellow in 2004. He co-founded and chaired the Family and Health Section (1984–86), served on the Nominating Committee (1987–88), and was Program Vice President in 1992–93. He was co-founder of the Men in Families Focus Group (1992–95). He was awarded the Margaret E. Arcus Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Life Education in 2005. He was co-editor of the Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methods: A Contextual Approach (Plenum Press). His research interests include democratic community building with families, citizen health care, marriage, fatherhood, community-engaged parent education, families dealing with chronic illnesses, and ethics. Doherty […]

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Other Activities in 1997–98

Margaret Feldman continued to be the NCFR volunteer representative in Washington. NCFR membership in the Coalition of Social Science Associations (at $575/year) kept her busy monitoring federal grants legislation for social science research. During the year, she attended meetings of federal agency groups such as the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect and Advisory Board meetings of the National Institute of Child Health and Development and the Interagency Task Force on Family Statistics. Marilyn Bensman, NCFR Representative to the United Nations, attended the Department of Public Information briefings meetings of UN NGO Committees on The Family, Aging, Mental Health, and […]

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Leadership in 1997–98

Greer Litton Fox was NCFR President in 1997–1998. Growing up in Kentucky, Greer came from a family of math teachers. She majored in sociology at Randolph-Macon Women’s College, where two of her research projects sparked a lifelong interest in federal correctional institutions and the social contexts of racial prejudice. She was awarded a full Danforth Foundation graduate fellowship and chose to attend the University of Michigan, where she studied sociology, population studies, and demography. She earned a PhD in 1970 and became a professor at Bowling Green State University. Later she taught at the University of Vermont, and then was Associate […]

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Leadership in 1996–97

Pauline Boss, new NCFR President, was of Swiss decent and grew up on a farm in Wisconsin. Her grade school was a one-room rural school where she learned her reading and research skills. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Madison (UWM) in 1956, taught at Madison Memorial High School, and began raising two children. Her master’s and PhD were also from UWM, in family systems. Her advisors included Carl Whitaker, Bert Adams, and E. E. LeMasters. She gave her first presentation at NCFR on “Father Absence” in 1972. Her strength was her ability to combine research, theory, and application (applying abstract theories to everyday life.) […]

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Sections and Other Activities in 1995–96

Sections were involved in streamlining paper proposals for the Annual Conferences and creating ideas for raising their own funds to support their various activities. Read the March 1996 Feminism and Family Studies Section newsletter, Carmen Knudson-Martin, Editor Marilyn Bensman and Margaret Feldman represented NCFR at the UN Conference, “Habitat II,” in Istanbul, Turkey, as official NGO observers. They led a workshop there on “Family Needs and the Use of Space.” They also ran an exhibit of NCFR publications that were popular. Feldman also attended the meetings of the “President’s Council on Women,” started by President Clinton as a follow-up to the Beijing World […]

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Leadership in 1995–96

NCFR President Michael J. Sporakowski was a professor in the Department of Family and Child Development and Extension Specialist in Family and Consumer Sciences at Virginia Tech. He was a prolific author of articles, extension curricula, and several edited books. A long-time member of NCFR,  Sporakowski also served as Editor of Family Relations. He held several positions on the Board and supported certification for family life educators. He served NCFR at the state and regional levels as President of the Virginia Council on Family Relations (1972–76) and the Southeastern Council on Family Relations (1979–81). He was also an avid golfer. The […]

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