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Students in the School of Human Sciences can choose from a variety of programs, including construction management, hospitality administration, merchandising, interior design, human development and family studies, nutrition and more. Each program includes opportunities for internships and hands-on learning.

Lumberjack Spotlight

  • Adding transformative learning experiences to the menu

    Four faculty members from the School of Human Sciences were instrumental in bringing the Lumberjack Express food lab to campus. They include Dr. Chay Runnels, hospitality administration program coordinator and professor; Dr. Donna Fickes, clinical instructor; Todd Barrios, chef instructor; and Justin Pelham, clinical instructor. The lab is taking SFA’s hospitality administration program to the next level.

    Lumberjack Express

    From left to right, Justin Pelham, Dr. Chay Runnels, Dr. Donna Fickes and Todd Barrios.

  • Launching a nonprofit to serve girls in Kenya

    Dr. Flόra Faragό founded an organization to help girls thousands of miles away in Kenya. Faragό and her colleagues launched the U.S.-based nonprofit organization Friends of the Girl Child Network. This organization provides resources to the GCN in Kenya to support and expand its operations and work on issues of gender justice.

    Dr. Flόra Faragό

    Dr. Flόra Faragό

  • School of Human Sciences alumnus receives design award

    Sherine Sebastian, a graduate of SFA's School of Human Science's interior design program, and her team at Joanie Wyll and Associates Inc. received second place in the Design Ovation Awards, awarded by the American Society of Interior Designers' Dallas chapter.

    During her time at SFA, Sebastian interned at SFA’s Design Center and was involved with the redesign of the School of Honors along with some other projects on campus.

    Read more about her award-winning work.

    Sherine Sebastian

    Sherine Sebastian

  • Exploring integrative and functional medicine

    Gabriella Deleski earned a Master of Science in human sciences with a dietetics focus from SFA. Now a registered dietitian at Vitality Weight Loss and Wellness Institute in Plano, Deleski uses the integrative and functional medicine principles she learned during her dietetic internship at SFA when helping her clients prevent and treat obesity. “My education in integrative nutrition from SFA allows me to treat my patients holistically and provide them with care that is uniquely suited for them.” Learn more about Gabriella's work.

    Gabriella Deleski

    Gabriella Deleski

Transformative Experiences

Meet Our Students

  • Laura Aguilar

    Laura Aguilar

    Laura, an interior design student, interned with PDR Corporation in Houston. She worked on a materials library, assisted architects, helped with space planning and material consulting and attended client meetings. “The way our interior design program is organized really prepares us for the real world, which I learned last summer during my internship,” Laura said. “I have received a lot of professional exposure during my time here.”

  • Kacey Creel

    Kacey Creel

    Kacey helped teach Cooking Matters participants. The program, a partnership between the School of Human Sciences and the East Texas Food Bank in Tyler, is designed to help curb high levels of food insecurity in East Texas.

  • Haley Paz

    Haley Paz

    Haley worked as a research assistant on a body image and gender study, which earned her Top Scholar honors at SFA’s Undergraduate Research Conference.

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