Martha Nall (left) receives AAFCS award from Bev Card. Photo courtesy of AAFCSLEXINGTON, Ky. (July 30, 2015)  University of Kentucky alumna and former extension professor Martha Nall received prestigious recognition recently from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). The organization presented its Distinguished Service Award to Nall at a ceremony during the association's 106th Annual Conference and Expo in Jacksonville, Florida.

Nall, who is nationally certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS), began her service to  AAFCS in 1969 while an undergraduate at UK. She served as vice president of the association's student section. Her service to the organization has continued in recruitment, leadership, development, and strategic planning. Most recently, Martha has served as a leader in planning and conducting the AAFCS National Leadership Academy to involve and integrate young professionals into association activities on the affiliate and national levels.

“I am truly honored and humbled by this recognition,” said Nall. “I have been fortunate to work with many outstanding leaders in the profession who guided, supported and inspired me throughout my career.”

Nall, who resides in Lexington, retired from UK in 2012 as professor in program and staff development, Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. A graduate of the School of Human Environmental Sciences, part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, she earned her degree in home economics vocational education.

Nall's 40-year career with the UK Cooperative Extension Service encompassed various roles in home economics/family and consumer sciences extension, extension program and staff development, and community and leadership development. She has been active with the college alumni association since 1976, and currently serves as vice president of the Ag & HES Alumni Association. Nall was inducted into the School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame in 2013.

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