YFCS Students Present Research

Youth, Family, and Community Sciences students presented their research at local, regional and national conferences this spring. Karen Randle presented her research, Examining the Impact of Family Life Coaching on Student Academic Success at the Southeastern Council on Family Relations in Orlando, Florida. Karen’s poster won the Outstanding Graduate Poster Presentation Award. Karen also presented […]

YFCS Students to Present Thesis Research

Congratulations to our 2016 graduating MS students, Karen Randle, Nikki Newman, and Shanelle Ebanks. Students will present their thesis results and sessions are open to the public, so you are welcome to attend. Examining the Impact of Family Life Coaching on Student Academic Success By Karen Randle: March 21, 2016, from 9-10 am in 210K Committee: Kim […]

Job Posting: Asst/Assoc Professor and Nutrition Extension Specialist

A tenured/tenure track position, Asst/Assoc Professor and Nutrition Extension Specialist in the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences is now posted at As it pertains to Extension, Engagement and Outreach, the successful candidate will provide leadership to Extension nutrition education efforts for diet-related chronic disease prevention for diverse audiences, through the following activities: Assess statewide […]

North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Tour

Recently 14 faculty, staff, and students from the NC State Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences piloted a two-day diversity and inclusion bus tour as recipients of a 2014-2015 NC State Diversity Mini-Grant Program award. Sponsored by the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity & Diversity, through the Office of the Provost, 27 proposals were […]

Jamie’s Amazing Success Story

The FYD faculty is thrilled to announce that Jamie (Dowdy) Alexander (NCSU, FYD 2010 MS graduate) recently received her PhD from Oklahoma State University in the Department of Human Development and Family Science.  Jamie successfully defended her dissertation Male and Female: Career Development of African American Athletes and Non-Athletes, in June and now is officially […]

2014 YFCS Graduation a Huge Success

The Fall 2014 Graduation Commencement was held on Dec. 18, 2014 at the James B. Hunt Library. Eleven Master’s and 2 Certificate Students completed their academic program in Family Life and Youth Development.   Certificate Graduates: David Brittain (Summer, 2014) Velvet Tynall (Fall, 2014)   Master of Family Life and Youth Development: Tiffany Bradberry (Summer, […]

Dr. Allen authors paper on addressing bullying and LGBTQ Youth

Dr. Kim Allen, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences, recently published “Addressing the Issue: Bullying and LGBTQ Youth”. The article, published in the Journal of Youth Development, addresses the role in creating safe and inclusive environments for all youth, with specific attention paid to resources and strategies […]

YFCS Student Presentations Have International Flair

Impacts of the Department’s Family Life and Youth Development graduate programs are being experienced globally. In the Master’s course, FYD 500, students complete a 120-hour internship with a community organization. In July 2014, FYD student Tiffany Bradberry completed her capstone experience with a senior care facility in Antiqua, Guatemala. Tiffany graduated in December 2014 with a […]

YFCS Students Present Capstone Experiences

Eight Family Life and Youth Development Students presented findings from their FYD 500 Supervised Professional Experience course. Students all completed a planned program that included creating a needs assessment, designing, implementing, and evaluating a program at a partnering organization. Students that presented include: Shanelle Ebanks, Triangle YMCA, Raleigh, NC Tara Baker, Education for Successful Parenting […]

Dr. Ben Champman named University Faculty Scholar

Dr. Ben Chapman has been named a University Faculty Scholar for 2014-15. This is one of the highest honors bestowed on faculty at NC State University. The University Faculty Scholars Program was established in 2012 by Chancellor Woodson to recognize and reward emerging academic leaders among our faculty. Each year, approximately twenty faculty scholars are […]