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Home Economists Group Awards Scholarship to Grad Student

Fontbonne University alumna Stephanie Heth receives an award from the St. Louis Home Economists in Home and Community
Stephanie Heth (left), Fontbonne graduate student and HEHC
scholarship recipient, with Lois Koch, HEHC treasurer.

This fall, the St. Louis Home Economists in Home and Community (HEHC) held a third annual meeting and luncheon at Fontbonne University, the only college or university in the area to have a family and consumer sciences program. The afternoon included presentations from Fontbonne students and faculty, the presentation of an HEHC scholarship to a Fontbonne graduate student, and a luncheon prepared entirely by Fontbonne dietetics students.

“This group of retired home economists includes Fontbonne alumna and other professional women who broke various employment barriers and found creative ways to meet the needs of individuals, families and communities through their various employment statuses,” explained Dr. Janine Duncan, director of Fontbonne’s family and consumer sciences undergraduate program and human environmental sciences graduate programs.

HEHC presented Fontbonne graduate student Stephanie Heth with a scholarship, noting her initiative and persistence in pursuing her goal of becoming a family and consumer sciences teacher. Each year, the group recognizes one outstanding Fontbonne student with this scholarship.

The Fontbonne human environmental sciences department, which includes both family and consumer sciences and dietetics programs, recently announced two new undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Family Policy and Advocacy and a Bachelor of Science in Health Education.

Learn more about studying human environmental sciences at Fontbonne.