NCFR Recognizes Jordan Arellanes for Outstanding Research Proposal

Jordan A. Arellanes

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is proud to recognize Jordan A. Arellanes as the 2017 recipient of the Feldman Outstanding Research Proposal for Research in Family Policy Award, which recognizes a graduate student or new professional who has demonstrated excellence in research and potential contribution to family policy studies, particularly in the areas of gender/women's issues or poverty. His paper is titled “Investing in the Future: Latino Family Beliefs on Educational Attainment.”

Mr. Arellanes is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University. Jordan is the Dorothy A. Wyant Fellow in Family Health, and studies how Latino families and fathers can impact the educational attainment of their children’s lives. Mr. Arellanes is the recipient of the Inaugural Outstanding Student Award and the Inaugural Outstanding Graduate Award from the University of Colorado Denver, where he received his master’s degree in educational psychology with an emphasis in human development.

Mr. Arellanes will be recognized for his achievements at the 2017 NCFR Annual Conference, Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, Florida.

The award is presented in memory of Harold Feldman and Margaret Feldman, NCFR members and pioneers in the field of family policy.

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