Miles Honored by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
Former Florida resident and FSU alumna (Master of Science 1973), Joyce Beery Miles and her husband Bob Miles, recently returned from Wild Horse Pass Resort in Phoenix, Arizona where Joyce was twice honored for her volunteer work for her national professional organization, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).
Joyce was awarded one of four prestigious Distinguished Service Awards as well as the Wiley-Berger Award for volunteerism. She is best known for her extensive research and portrayal of the founder of home economics, Ellen Swallow Richards. Joyce wrote and produced two videos depicting this historic woman’s life, produced a one-woman show, and traveled over 50,000 miles, bringing to life the history of this remarkable 19th century woman. Her audiences totaled over 5,000 and she raised in excess of $40,000 for the Centennial Challenge Endowment Fund for AAFCS.
Joyce was a former supervisor for the Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Florida for over 30 years as well as a graduate of Purdue University and The Florida State University. She has been instrumental in launching and supporting “women and philanthropy” initiatives for both universities. She is a trustee for the Florida State University Foundation.
Joyce and Bob now live in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. To see more of her work, visit her website www.ellenswallowrichards.com/ or contact her at email@example.com.