November 18, 2014 - 1:29pm --

Kathy Michelich, Retired Extension Educator of Warren County, was honored at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2014 annual conference in Lexington, Kentucky where she received the National and Central Region Florence Hall Award.

In receiving the award, Michelich was recognized for authoring the curriculum, “Tough Work: Understanding and Working with People in Poverty while Caring for Yourself.” The Florence Hall Award is presented for an outstanding program conducted by a NEAFCS member who has been alert in recognizing new concerns and interests of families and have involved people in planning and implementing programs that benefit families.

Miss Florence Hall, Regional Field Agent-Eastern States initiated the award in 1952 to recognize outstanding accomplishments of NEAFCS members. Ms. Michelich‘s commitment to meeting the needs of individuals, families and communities is exemplary.

Pictured:  Sandy Smoot, Warren County Family and Children First Coordinator; Mary Scherle, Kings Food Pantry Director; Kathy Michelich, FCS Educator, Ohio State University Extension, Warren County; Kathleen Olson, President National Association of Family & Consumer Science; Scott Michelich, Collaborative Partner