Department of Human Development and Family Science Outstanding Alumni Award (New 2012)
2012 Award Recipient
Susan Binkley Van Zant
Susan Binkley Van Zant ’74 was selected in recognition of her career as a family and consumer sciences teacher in the Cocalico School District, for her commitment to caring for her sister’s children after her sister was murdered by her husband, and for founding Jan’s Circle of Friends, a group of women who assist children with domestic violence and parental loss. Van Zant’s nominator describes her as “an inspiring model and leader who has dedicated her life to providing women with the opportunity for education in an effort to foster and develop women’s capacity for charitable leadership.” Congratulations to Susan!
Nominate yourself or another Human Development and Family Science/Family Studies, Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics or Behavioral Science graduate for the 2013 Human Development and Family Science Outstanding Alumni Award.
Candidates must be five years removed from graduation and must show evidence of significant professional leadership and a legacy of distinguished contributions to the service of individuals and families. Nominations should be submitted by Feb. 15, 2014.
Email completed Outstanding Alumni Nomination Form to Dr. Raeann Hamon at firstname.lastname@example.org or her Administrative Assistant, Debbie Chopka at email@example.com or print and mail to: Messiah College, One College Avenue Suite 3047, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.