The West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services is pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2018 Jasper N. Deahl Award, which honors CEHS alumni for demonstrated leadership in their personal careers, engagement in their communities and/or loyalty to the state of West Virginia or WVU. The 2018 awardees are Barbara N. Armstrong, Gretchen Gibson, Donna Hoylman Peduto and Lydotta M. Taylor.
Barbara N. Armstrong, PhD, was a nationally recognized leader in family life and adult education, and held numerous teaching, administration and research positions during her academic career in home economics. During her career, Armstrong earned distinguished teaching awards from West Virginia University, the University of Akron and The Ohio State University. Other accolades included recognition as an Outstanding Home Economist by the Ohio Home Economics Association and the Distinguished Service to Families Award from the Ohio Council on Family Relations. Armstrong earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in family and child development from WVU, as well as a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Akron, and her PhD in human ecology from The Ohio State University. Armstrong passed away in June 2013.