COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Lynn B. White, former professor and family economics specialist for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
The national award, the most prestigious given by the 7,000-member association, was presented recently at its annual conference in Milwaukee, Wis.
White was praised for developing numerous programs that helped improve the lives of individuals and families in Texas and across the country during her 30-year career with AgriLife Extension, based at Texas A&M. She was also cited for her state and national leadership on consumer and family science issues.
White graduated from Texas Tech University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in home economics education. She began her career as a high school homemaking teacher in Clarendon, later earning her doctorate in adult education from Texas A&M University.
White retired in 2002 and currently resides in College Station. With husband David, she now publishes a magazine, Industrial Fire World, which serves industrial fire and emergency responders. -30-