History of FACS Timeline

  • Benjamin Thompson

    Benjamin Thompson
  • Ellen S. Richards

    Ellen S. Richards
  • Wilbur Olin Atwater

    Wilbur Olin Atwater
  • School Lunch Program

    School Lunch Program
    The first school lunch program was launched in vocational schools. It was The Children's Aid Society of New York to serve meals to children in need.
  • Justin Smith Morrill/Morrill Act of 1862

  • Martha Van Rensselaer

    Martha Van Rensselaer
  • Charles Ford Langworthy

    Charles Ford Langworthy
  • Carolyn Hunt

    Carolyn Hunt
  • Clara Belle Drisdale Williams

    Clara Belle Drisdale Williams
  • Land Grant University

    A land-grant college or university is an institution that is designated by the state legislature to receive the benefits of the Morrill Act
    Created to teach agricultural, mechanical arts, and practical education.
  • Land Grant Universities in Arkansas

    Land Grant Universities in Arkansas
    University of Arkansas, January 22, 1872
    University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, 1873
  • The Rumford Kitchen

    The Rumford Kitchen
  • First Lake Placid Conference

    First Lake Placid Conference
  • Smith Lever Act or 1914

    Smith Lever Act or 1914
    Established a national Cooperative Extension Service to programs through the grant land universities. This act was to educate rural Americans about advances in agricultural practices and technology.
  • Smith Hughes Act of 1917

    Smith Hughes Act of 1917
    Provided aid to states that were promoting precollegiate vocational education in agricultural and industrial trades in home economics. It was so states would develop a plan for vocational education.
  • Cornell University

    Cornell University
  • Vocational Education Act of 1963

     Vocational Education Act of 1963
    This was established to provide grants to states to maintain, improve and develop vocational education programs. They wanted to allow students to have practical experience in their career path before they graduated.
  • Vocational Amendment of 1968 & 1973

    Increased federal support to vocational education schools. Provided funds to expand teaching to facilities and loans to students who were in the health profession.
  • Vocational Amendment of 1976

    Vocational Amendment of 1976
    Any vocational schools that were receiving fundings needed to make sure they were developing and carrying out activities to eliminate gender bias, stereotyping, and discrimination.
  • Carl Perkins Act

    Allows people to get the knowledge, skills, and resources to support their learning in technical operations and careers. Is a program for all 50 states with $1.2 billion federal support. This law was extended through 2024.
  • Parent Education

    Parent Education
    During this time they started to encourage men and women to take a program applied to the field of parent education.
  • Name Change

    Name Change
    Organizations and programs came together and decided to change the name from Home Economics to Family and Consumer Science. The reason for this is because they thought it reflected more complexity of the profession.