Marilyn Bailey-Jefferson, Ed.D., was named president of the Arkansas affiliate of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (ArAFCS) effective June 1.


Bailey-Jefferson is director of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Child Development Center and assistant professor in the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences at UAPB.


Other officers elected at the Arkansas ArAFCS spring conference recently were: Rebekah Luong, treasurer; Janette Wheat, Ph.D., program of work/convention chair; Yunru Shen, nominating committee position 4; Monica Lieblong, president-elect; Brenda Martin, public relations/ways and means/development chair; Teki Hunt Winston, immediate past president/counselor; Katie Frizzell, historian; Brittnie Irwin, secretary; and Rachel Schichtl, colleges and universities chair.


Scholarship awards were presented to Rachel Luckett, UAPB Cooperative Extension Program specialist, and Brittnie Irwin, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher of DeQueen Junior High School. Luckett received $1,000 and Irwin received $500. Luckett is working on a doctoral degree, and Irwin is pursuing a master’s degree.