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Fry Hired as Eddy County Extension Home Economist

LAS CRUCES -- Sandra Fry began work in May as the home economist for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service in Eddy County.


She primarily will be involved in financial planning and foods and nutrition in Eddy County.

Fry, a 15-year veteran of Extension, moved to Carlsbad from West Palm Beach, Fla., where she was a county home economist. There she concentrated her efforts on 4-H school enrichment programs, serving 9,500 teachers in the county.

This year, she was recognized for developing a program of excellence by the Florida Extension Home Economics Association for a youth clothing construction workshop. She previously won several honors from Extension and 4-H associations for developing curricula related to electricity, entomology and the environment.

In 1987, Fry began her Florida work in Okeechobee County as a home economics and 4-H agent. She was active with a full range of 4-H activities from food and nutrition to animal science. She began her Extension career in Ripley County, Ind., in 1983.

Fry graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor's degree in home economics in 1975 and earned her master's degree in home economics from ISU in 1980.