Amy Richter, of Menomonie, has just attended Phi Upsilon Omicron national honor society Conclave conference in Lexington, Ky., representing the Tau chapter at UW-Stout. Richter is a student majoring in dietetics. Conclave is held biennially and hosted by selected collegiate and alumni chapters throughout the United States.

Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national honor society in family and consumer sciences, was founded in 1909 at the University of Minnesota. It is the oldest national family and consumer sciences honor society and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

Phi Upsilon Omicron recognizes and encourages achieved excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service for students of family and consumer sciences. In addition, Phi Upsilon Omicron encourages lifelong learning and commitment to advance family and consumer sciences and related areas. There are 59 collegiate chapters, 20 alumni chapters, and 94,300 members living throughout the United States and around the world carrying out the goals of family and consumer sciences and the honor society.

The honor society is governed by National Council and partners with the Phi Upsilon Omicron Educational Foundation Board. There are more than 43 scholarships, fellowships and awards given annually to collegiate undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to professional service, through the Educational Foundation.

For further information, contact Susan Rickards, national executive director, at 304-368-0612, or e-mail

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