During the month of August, we will be introducing the 2017-18 FCS Professionals board members on our blog.
Meet Sharon Heron, our Nominations and Awards Co-Chair! Sharon graduated from UW-LaCrosse in Community Health Education. In her early career she worked as a Nutrition Educator for WIC. For the past 28 years she has been at the University of Minnesota, first in the Food Science & Nutrition Department and now in Career and Internship Services. One of the student populations she serves is in the Food and Nutrition area. If you have internships or jobs in these areas, please contact Sharon!
Sharon is married with two college aged sons and two spoiled golden retriever dogs. She loves spending time at her lake place boating, kayaking, hiking and walking. She hopes to be a Big Sister and also getting one of her golden retrievers involved as a therapy dog in the Library Reading Program.
As the Nominations and Awards Co-Chair her goal is to get to know the members of this organization and the value they bring to it. She desires to nominate members for a board position who have new ideas, passion and a vision to keep moving this organization forward and making an impact in this career field. Sharon says, “Let’s award those members who are making a difference/impact and let’s tell our story!”
Why did Sharon join FCS Professionals? She says, “Working with a student population of nutrition, food systems, health & wellness, and food science, it is great to be a member of a professional organization to connect these students to opportunities and people while learning new things myself.” She continues to be a member because, “I love meeting in different places/locations and getting a chance to learn something new. I always meet a new person at these meetings and I hope to be a voice on how to attract college students to this organization.”