Dawn Barnes

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences

Education and Degrees

  • Master of Science, Virginia Tech, 1996
  • Certificate of Gerontology, Virginia Tech, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science, Radford University, 1981

Work Experience

Dawn began her Family and Consumer Science career with 7 years in the retail arena. During four years of that time she taught adult education classes for local school systems.

Dawn has been an Extension Agent, FCS, since 1988. Currently, she provides leadership for Family and Consumer Science programming in the counties of Floyd and Montgomery. The major programming efforts with which Dawn is involved include: family financial skills/management (for youth and adults), nutrition and wellness, family human development.

Professional Associations

  • Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, 2008 - present
  • Virginia Association Extension Family and Consumer Sciences, 1988 - present
  • National Association Extension Family and Consumer Sciences, 1988 - present
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi, 1996 - present
  • Consumer Education and Information Association of Virginia , 1997 - 1999
  • American Society of Interior Designers, 1979 - 1988