Inspiration Wall Designs

This exhibit began to take hold when a current community service project surfaced within the interior design and apparel design & merchandising programs in the Consumer & Family Studies / Dietetics Department. The goal of this project is to partner with the Mid-Peninsula Boys and Girls Club in an effort to assist them with interior design of their current facility with a major goal of helping in their mission, and to provide a positive environment for the youth, their families, and the individuals who work to provide a safe and effective experience for after-school activities. Service will include providing design concepts in addition to providing immediate hands-on design efforts that can have a positive immediate impact. Within the process are found these inspirational wall designs, intended to provoke thought, inspire, and remind the youth that all things are possible.

SF State Graduation and CFS/D Recognition and Celebration Event

San Francisco State University will hold the annual Commencement Ceremony at AT&T Park on Friday, May 27, 2016. For details, please visit

The Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics Department will hold its annual Student Recognition and Celebration Events in San Francisco State University’s  McKenna Theater on May 28, 2016.  

Students will be celebrated at our two events: Each event will be scheduled by student program at a later date.

Students will be notified via email regarding the times and programs as well as ticket sales.

Design Week 2016 Exhibit: "Exagerrated Elements"

The annual Design Week exhibit which features comtemporary hand-crafted furniture designs will take place at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria from April 25 through April 29, 2016. The artist's reception will be held on Wednesday, April 27 from 6-8pm.

2014-2015 Events/News

"Wanda Siu-Chan, Dietetic Internship Director/Lecturer," was elected for VP of Education Council with the California Dietetic Association (CDA). It is a two-year term on the Executive Board.

2015 International Fiber Recycling Symposium

Fall 2014 Fashion Show "Skyline"

Grants Received by Gretchen George, Ph.D., R.D., Assistant Professor

  • Individualized Feedback During Summer Camp Promotes Health-change in Overweight Low Socio-economic Youth. ORSP Small Grant, SFSU, 2014-2015, ($12,000).
  • Advancement of Statistical Methodology (linear regression, ANOVA, logistical regression and nonparametric methods): Skills to Study Biological Problems in Childhood Obesity Research. Intensive Methological Training Grant, SFSU, 2014 ($1,030).

International Textile and Apparel Association conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 12-16, 2014:

  • Professor of Consumer & Family Studies Connie Ulasewicz presented her peer-reviewed curriculum development work "Product ReUse in a Capstone Product Development Class"
  • Professor and Chair of Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics Nancy J. Rabolt presented the papers "Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study of San Francisco’s Apparel Procurement" and "Attitudes and Behaviors Related to Provocative Clothing Advertisements"
  • Assistant Professor of Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics Kelly L. Reddy-Best co-presented "Queer Women's Experiences Purchasing Clothing and Looking for Clothing Styles," which won a Paper of Distinction Award for the Social/Psychological track. Also, Reddy-Best's juried exhibit "An Exploration of Craft and Racism -- Hand Tie-Dyed Materials and 3D Printed Embellishments with Inspiration from the Inequitable Human Condition" won the Award for Creative and Innovative Interpretation of Inspiration Source(s) in the apparel design category. She also organized and participated as a panelist at the seminar "Sexualities in Fashion: An Exploration of Industry, Design, Aesthetics and Personal Style."

October 2014 article on research by Dr. Kelly Reddy-Best on SF State News

Desgin Week 2014

Discarded to Divine: "Re-Purposed Fashions Renewed Lives"