Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dr. Moseman Receives
2012-2013 Academic Mentor Award!

     Dr. Cindy Moseman, Assistant Professor of Family & Consumer Sciences Education, has been recognized with Ashland University's Board of Trustees Annual Academic Mentor Award for 2012-2013. Dr. Moseman was nominated by Jessie Bates, a senior majoring in Child & Family Studies. Dr. Moseman received her award on Friday, February 1.
     “Dr. Moseman is not only a mentor of mine, but she is also a role-model and supportive adult figure in my life. I have had many obstacles to overcome the last four years, but Dr. Moseman has been by my side throughout it all. She has supported me academically and personally in more ways than I could ever explain. With her guidance and encouragement over the last four years, I have become more than I ever thought I could be. I start getting emotional when I reflect on how my mentor relationship with Dr. Moseman has enhanced my personal development. Dr. Moseman has had a tremendous impact on my transformation into the woman I am today. Over the last three years, I have repeatedly gone to Dr. Moseman when I have been stressed, when I have had a bad day, and when I just needed someone to talk to. No matter how busy of a day she is having, Dr. Moseman always drops what she is doing and lets me vent. She has always gone above and beyond for me, as well as for my family. My mentor relationship with Dr. Moseman is one that I will forever remember and cherish.”

Friday, January 18, 2013

AAFCS/OAFCS Scholarships Available

It's scholarship/award time for OAFCS!

If you are a member of AAFCS/OAFCS check out the awards and scholarships available to students at!

   Click on the awards tab.
   -$1,000 scholarships are available for eligible students...
   -an outstanding student award and...
   -outstanding student research awards are available.

Deadlines are January 31 (right around the corner!)

Seniors, check with your adviser about presenting your research project at OAFCS.

Everyone, please join us for the OAFCS state meeting, March 22 & 23, Salt Fork Lodge!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Alum News

Maureen Hughes
Maureen Hughes, a December 2012 grad who majored in Child & Family Studies, has accepted the position of Children's Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment Provider at The Center for Individual and Family Services in Mansfield.

Her duties include implementing service plans for children 0-18 years of age to help them with social skills, living skills, impulsiveness, and community care.

In her first few days on the job, Maureen has gone through a lot of training and has been licensed as a Qualified Mental Health Specialist which qualifies her to work with clients who have high-level mental health issues using a variety of therapy techniques.

"This is all so interesting and I really love the work environment," Maureen says of her new position.

Elizabeth Balser
Liz Balser, also a December 2012 grad who majored in Child & Family Studies, has accepted a position as an Adoption Coordinator at the Alabama Family Adoption Services in Birmingham, Alabama. Liz will work with birth mothers and the adoptive parents. Liz interned with the Alabama Family Adoption Services during the summer of 2012. Before the end of the summer, they had offered Liz a full-time position upon graduation!

Katelyn Fox
Katy Fox, another December 2012 grad who majored in Child & Family Studies, has been accepted into the Clinical Counseling graduate program at Malone University in Canton. She is beginning her studies this semester.

Amanda Farson
Joining Katy at Malone University is Mandy Farson, a May 2012 graduate who majored in Child & Family Studies. Mandy also has been accepted into the Clinical Counseling graduate program and will begin her studies this semester. Mandy is employed with the Ashland County Help-Me-Grow as a Service Coordinator.

Congratulations Maureen, Liz, Katy, and Mandy. Ashland University's Child & Family Studies program has prepared you well for these exciting steps in your lives.

We are so proud of all our graduates!

Attention Alumni - Let us know what you are up to. Send your updates to: Wendy Hall,

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Congratulations December 2012 Grads

Nine Family & Consumer Sciences majors graduated on December 15, 2012. The Winter Commencement took place at Kates Gymnasium. Good Luck Grads!

Elizabeth Balser - Child & Family Studies
Amberly Buchholz - Fashion Merchandising & Business Administration
Courtney Burckard - Child & Family Studies
Mary Carver - Child & Family Studies
Katelyn Fox - Child & Family Studies, Cum Laude
Maureen Hughes - Child & Family Studies
Sarah Radeff - Child & Family Studies
Ashley Schuler - Fashion Merchandising
Alyssa Wren - Child & Family Studies

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

FCS Alumna Co-Authors Book

Ashland University Family & Consumer Sciences alumna Alicia A. (Cannon) Bogard, MSW, LISW, has co-authored a book titled “My Life’s Reflection: A Life Review Workbook.”

Bogard and her colleague, Samantha A. Bechtel, MSSW, LISW, wrote the book, which is meant for all ages and is designed to help document a person’s individual story and legacy.
“The first half of the book is a reflection on your life’s story…record memories of your family history, experiences and what was happening in the world as you grew up. There are spaces to include photographs as well,” Bogard said.

The second half of the book provides an educational grief section with resources on topics associated with death and dying.

The book’s publisher, Tate Publishing and Enterprises, said that Bogard and Bechtel applied their combined experience of working in hospice, with social workers, and as grief counselors to write this book with the hopes that it be used as a source of peace as one prepares to transition from this life into the next.

Bogard graduated from Ashland University in 2005 with a bachelor of science degree in child & family studies. She went on to earn a master’s degree in social work and is a licensed independent social worker.

The book is available through Tate Publishing and Enterprises and can be purchased online at