Johnson Awarded the GAFCS Leader Award
During the 2017 Georgia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (GAFCS) Annual Conference in Athens, GA, on March 31, Cynthia Johnson, Ph.D., was awarded the GAFCS Leader Award for her significant contributions to the field of family and consumer science (FCS) through her involvement in the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).
Johnson has served as a professor of child and family development and school chair for the School of Human Ecology (SHE) in the College of Health and Human Sciences since 2012.
Johnson was recommended for the Leader Award due to her extensive background in program development and the leadership roles she has upheld throughout her career. “Former faculty, and other FCS administrators know of my dedication, commitment and contribution to the field, and those are the individuals who supported the recommendations,” stated Johnson.
In addition, Johnson was recognized nationally in 2016 as a FCS legend by AAFCS for establishing the first national doctoral program in medical family therapy and for her work in child and family relations.
The Leader Award was presented to Johnson by Karen Jones, GAFCS President, and Arlene Fitts Winfrey, VP Awards and Recognition.