Evelyn Ford Crayton has announced her retirement effective January 1, 2014. She has served the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) for more than 36 years as an Extension Specialist in Foods and Nutrition, led the early Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and provided leadership to Family and Consumer Science programs as Assistant Director. Her area of specialty is nutrition education addressing public and community nutrition challenges.
Dr. Crayton is a Registered Dietitian, Auburn University Professor of Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management, and serves the Alabama Cooperative Extension System as Specialist for Special Endowments in Nutrition and Health.
Crayton is a graduate of Grambling State University. She completed her dietetics internship and received a master’s degree from St. Louis University, and received a doctorate in vocational and adult education from Auburn University
Dr. Crayton is married to John L. Crayton and has three children, Kareem, Eboni, and Makieth. A member of Antioch Baptist Church in Mt. Meigs, Dr. Crayton teaches Sunday School, chairs the Hostess Board, and is a member of the Deaconess Board.
Over her 36 year career, Dr. Crayton has made numerous contributions to ACES, Auburn Universityp the state of Alabama, nationally and internationally. At the time of her retirement, she is being honored with the distinction of emeritus status.
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