ACU student receives state honor

For immediate release
March 9, 1999

Abilene Christian University student Mallory Pope, a senior from Oklahoma City, was named Texas Family and Consumer Scientist of the Year at the recent 81st Annual Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences conference in San Antonio.

Four other ACU students were elected as officer for the organization for 1999-2000. They include:

  • Norma Toledo, junior from San Antonio, treasurer;
  • Tara Willbanks, sophomore from Colleyville, national officer candidate;
  • Kristy Covert, sophomore from Houston, nutrition council delegate; and
  • Brianna St. John, freshman from Tulsa, Okla., vice chair of programming.

At the conference, Dr. Marianna Rasco, chair of ACU's Department of Family and Consumer Science, completed her chairmanship of the Coalition of Administrators of Human Sciences and became chair of the Southwest District for 1999-2000.

Pat Varner, assistant professor of family and consumer science, serves as adviser for the local TAFCS student section, Sigma Tau Alpha, at ACU.


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Last update: March 22, 1999
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