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Helyne Frederick honored by National Council on Family Relations

The National Council on Family Relations has named faculty member Helyne Frederick as the 2020 recipient of its Certified Family Life Education Special Recognition Award.

Frederick was honored in recognition of her outstanding service to the council’s CFLE program.

The council gives the award annually, recognizing a Certified Family Life Educator who has demonstrated exceptional effort in promoting, supporting, or improving the CFLE credential or program.

Frederick is the program director of the School of Education’s Human Development and Family Studies program.

She led efforts that earlier this year resulted in the HDFS program receiving certification from the NCFR, which provides the program’s graduates access to provisional certification as Certified Family Life Educators.

At other institutions, Frederick led two programs through CFLE certification. She also has served on the NCFR’s review committee.

Frederick joined the School of Education in 2017 to direct the HDFS program, launched the previous year.

Frederick previously served as an associate professor and program director for the Family and Consumer Sciences Program at Winthrop University in South Carolina. She developed an HDFS program for Winthrop and led the program to obtain the CFLE credential from the NCFR. She also served as assistant professor in the Child and Family Studies program at Eastern Kentucky University.

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By Michael Hobbs