Sloan Okrey Anderson and Kay Burningham, graduate students in Family Social Science, are among the winners of the 2019 Student and New Professional Outstanding Paper Award from the Religion, Spirituality, and Family Section of the National Council on Family Relations. The two are authors who will be among the presenters of the symposium, It’s Complicated: The Lived Experiences of LGBTQ Individuals From Religious Families and Communities, at NCFR’s annual conference in Fort Worth in November.
Okrey Anderson and Burningham will each receive a cash award, a plaque and also be recognized at the Religion, Spirituality, and Family section member meeting at the conference.
Okrey Anderson, a third year Ph.D. student in Family Science, is advised by Jenifer McGuire, associate professor and extension specialist, and also serves as the Department’s undergraduate student adviser. They were also awarded the FSoS Lucile G. Blank Fellowship in Ambiguous Loss for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Burningham is a third year Ph.D. student in the Couple & Family Therapy specialization and is advised by Lindsey Weiler, assistant professor. She was awarded the BAS – Knorr FSoS Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year.