Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Briana Nelson Goff, professor of family studies and human services and director of the Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families, was honored at the K-State Alumni Center with the Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award.
Maj. Gen. Paul Funk, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, and his senior leadership team presented the medal in recognition of her distinguished service to the U.S. Army as a leading member in the K-State-Fort Riley partnership.
Others from Kansas State University being honored were John Currie, K-State athletic director; Todd Holmberg, executive director of McCain Auditorium; and Daryl Youngman, associate professor of K-State Libraries.
The Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families addresses the health and resiliency of military personnel, veterans and their families after the battle. Nelson Goff and her team develop and manage programs such as specialized training on working with military families, comprehensive research on military family issues and services to the State of Kansas and the nation that address current and future needs of military families.
The Institute is in the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the College of Human Ecology, which is home to a unique cadre of scientists from diverse programs addressing the health and well-being of military personnel and veterans.