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2013/2014 DEPARTMENT THEME ~ Contentment
"Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."
Orientation to Home Economics-FCS Class ~ Fall 2014 Semester
|Observation of children at play in Child Development|
|Practicing hospitality to faculty, students and alumni at our Titus Two Event.|
|Briana Steadman putting it all together in her Senior Seminar|
|Hope Fitzrandolph and Lynlee Kumamoto applying the chemistry of sauce making in Principles of Food Preparation.|
|Sara Seaman, Gabby Enriquez, Emily Karsik, Willa Peters, Hope Fitzrandolph, Carla Christensen, Jenna Dennis, Rebecca DeJong and Brittney Balakian, modeling the finished product in Clothing Construction.|
Mrs. Mackey congratulates Carla Christensen who was awarded the 2013 Home Economics-FCS Department Ruth Award.
Award is based on peer nominations and faculty evaluation.
The Ruth Award recipient displays these qualities:
- Seen in actual ministry exemplifying the traits of the Virtuous Woman.
- Puts herself under the instruction of older, wiser women (not in the classroom).
- Guy/girl relationships are above reproach.
- Has purpose in everything.
- Goes above and beyond what is asked in order that she may "glean" the extras.
- Teachable spirit.
- Compassion and sensitivity to others.
- Servant's heart - willingness to do the "dirty job".
- Displays a Godly lifestyle - role model.
- Heart for the lost.
- Reliability...a woman of her word.
Dr. Pat Ennis, previous chair of the HE-FCS Department, has co-authored a new book that was released, by Crossway, in March 2013. The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook is a one-stop reference tool offering advice on meal planning, interior decorating, biblical womanhood, budgeting, and more. Mrs. Mackey, Mrs. Hotton, Mrs. Taylor, and Mrs. Toqe, current HE-FCS faculty members, each contributed one or more chapters to the Homemaker’s Handbook in their areas of expertise.