Awards in 1986–87

Anthony F. Jurich of Kansas State University received the Osborne Award. Coretta Scott King of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Change received the Distinguished Service to Families Award and gave a brief address. Jennifer Glass, of the University of Notre Dame, and Vern Bengston and Charlotte Chorn Dunham, of the University of South Carolina received the Reuben Hill Award. The Student Award went to Cathy H. Davis of the University of Georgia and Maureen Perry-Jenkins of  Pennsylvania State University.

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Membership in 1986–87

The January 1987 membership count stood at 3,513. Student membership was 717. The board approved of student members receiving both the Journal of Marriage and the Family and Family Relations with their membership dues. Section dues were raised to $5.00 for professional members, and for students they were set at $3.00 per Section. A motion was passed that if a Section did not have enough money to cover Section costs, and if the membership of a Section fell below 100, the Section would be considered insolvent and given 12 months to increase its funds or disband. Sections had to support their chair’s […]

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Leadership in 1987–88

Graham B. Spanier became NCFR’s 45th President. He served as president of the Pennsylvania State University until 2011. Prior positions he held include Chancellor of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oregon State University, and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. During his tenure as Penn State president, the campus expanded considerably. This expansion included the creation of the Schreyer Honors College, the College of Information Sciences and Technology, and the Penn State World Campus. It also included the merger with the Dickinson School of Law. While he was […]

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CFLE in 1986–87

The CFLE program continued to grow. A massive marketing campaign for the Experience Recognition Program brought in 282 CFLE applicants. Applications were received from clinicians in family agencies, mental health centers, and private practice; college and university faculty; high school and elementary teachers; Planned Parenthood centers; clergy; and health professionals. A streamlined certification application process for individuals with 5 or more years of experience as a family life educator was also made available. View a Certified Family Life Educator acceptance letter from 1987. The CFLE Review Committee consisted of Richard Hey, chair; Betty Barber; Marion Hill; Stephen Jorgensen; and Carol MacKinnon. The Continuing Education Committee […]

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Other Activities in 1986–87

Given the President’s emphasis on fundraising, a special event—“Focus on the Future of Families,” chaired by Britton Wood—was held. It was a one-woman show based on five generations of women from one family. Also, Matti Gershenfeld spoke on “Looking Forward Toward NCFR’s Second 50 years.” During that year, a total of $28,726 in pledges was raised. This was the first of a 5-year fund campaign. Most of those funds went to NCFR Awards endowments. Britton Wood succeeded Graham Spanier as Fund Development chair. There were three subcommittees formed: the Committee of Former NCFR Presidents, chaired by Lee Axelson; the Committee […]

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Affiliates in 1986–87

The Association of Councils devoted an issue of their newsletter, Feedback, to fundraising for nonprofit organizations. They also instigated a new venture, the “Adopt a Neighbor Program,” which encouraged stronger state councils to adopt less strong councils for their annual meetings. Membership activities were states as a priority within the states. The President’s Fund,” created originally by former President Eleanor Luckey, was abolished, and the money in the fund ($2,860) was allocated to the Association of Councils for its discretionary use. The Texas Council on Family Relations and NCFR collaborated in reviving the Guide to Graduate Family Programs and marketed […]

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Journals and Publications in 1986–87

Timothy Brubaker became Editor of Family Relations in January 1987 and made several changes. These included a larger page size and a three-column layout, larger typefaces and photographs on the cover, and several new sections dedicated to “Family Life Education,” “Family Interventions,” “Young Professionals,” “Resources Review Essays,” “Book Briefs,” and “Family Resource Database.” The editorial policy was to publish articles and studies with practical applications. “Rural Families: Stability and Change” was the title of a special issue of the October issue, guest edited by Charles B. Hennon and Ramona Marotz-Baden. Linda Thompson began a 5-year term as editor of the […]

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