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Welcome to the Home Economics--Family Studies and Consumer Sciences Department Website. I am pleased that you are taking a few minutes of your day to visit with us. The purpose of our site is to provide you with a snapshot of what daily life is like for our students and faculty.  ~Mrs. Mackey

2013/2014 DEPARTMENT THEME ~ Contentment

"Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."

Orientation to Home Economics-FCS Class ~ Fall 2014 Semester

Group Photo GE-FCS FA2014HomeEcOrientation

Guest Speakers

Child Development Observation of children at play in Child Development


Practicing hospitality to faculty, students and alumni at our Titus Two Event.


Briana Steadman putting it all together in  her Senior Seminar


Hope Fitzrandolph and Lynlee Kumamoto applying the chemistry of sauce making in Principles of Food Preparation.


Sara Seaman, Gabby Enriquez, Emily Karsik, Willa Peters, Hope Fitzrandolph, Carla Christensen, Jenna Dennis, Rebecca DeJong and Brittney Balakian, modeling the finished product in Clothing Construction.





Mrs. Mackey congratulates Carla Christensen who was awarded the 2013 Home Economics-FCS Department Ruth Award.

Award is based on peer nominations and faculty evaluation.

The Ruth Award recipient displays these qualities:

  • Seen in actual ministry exemplifying the traits of the Virtuous Woman.
  • Puts herself under the instruction of older, wiser women (not in the classroom).
  • Guy/girl relationships are above reproach.
  • Has purpose in everything.
  • Goes above and beyond what is asked in order that she may "glean" the extras.
  • Teachable spirit.
  • Humility.
  • Compassion and sensitivity to others.
  • Servant's heart - willingness to do the "dirty job".
  • Consistency.
  • Displays a Godly lifestyle - role model.
  • Heart for the lost.
  • Perseverance.
  • Reliability...a woman of her word.


Dr. Pat Ennis, previous chair of the HE-FCS Department, has co-authored a new book  that was released, by Crossway, in March 2013. The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook is a one-stop reference tool offering advice on meal planning, interior decorating, biblical womanhood, budgeting, and more.  Mrs. Mackey, Mrs. Hotton, Mrs. Taylor, and Mrs. Toqe, current HE-FCS faculty members, each contributed one or more chapters to the Homemaker’s Handbook in their areas of expertise.