Mary Lou Fulton Endowed Chair

Mentored Student Research Conference

Although we will not be able to enjoy the regular interactions of a poster conference and luncheon, the Fulton Poster Conference will carry on, albeit in an electronic context. The website will remain open to receive your poster submissions through the an extended deadline until noon on March 31st. We will still have department faculty judges review all poster submissions, and we will select winners at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Once the list of winning posters is finalized, we will post the list on the conference website. For those who are on the list of winners, our college controller will connect with you to work out how you will receive your cash awards.

Thank you for all of your good work! We love to see the results of the research that you are engaged in with faculty!

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The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences honors the life and contributions of Mary Lou Fulton by designating a chair in her name. Her passion for educating and elevating the aspirations of children and youth is reflected in the multifaceted elements of this chair. Mary Lou was a wonderful example of a Latter-day Saint woman who, after devoted service raising her family, returned to college to finish her degree. Throughout her life, Mary Lou sought to help those with personal challenges, whether assisting her own students who struggled with reading or rendering quiet service to neighbors and ward members. She reached into the homes and hearts of the suffering to provide comfort, strength and encouragement. Nurturing the family was a high priority for Mary Lou Fulton; thus, the Fulton Chair supports causes and programs that uphold and strengthen the family unit. Mary Lou was particularly sensitive to helping others remain free of addictive substances or crippling afflictions that limit their possibilities in life. She understood the importance of preparing future families for success by educating youth about principles that foster strong, eternal family relationships. The Mary Lou Fulton Chair in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences stands as a tribute to her life of service, to high values, and to family.