The Ethel Delzell Family and Consumer Sciences Association is affiliated with the Nebraska Family and Consumer Sciences Association and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences which is presently located in Alexandria, Virginia.
The club's name is in honor of Ethel Delzell. Ethel was born in 1888 and graduated from Lexington, NE High School in 1904. She attended what is now University of Nebraska in Kearney for two years and also at Nebraska Wesleyan University where she received her degree in Home Economics in 1912. Miss Delzell joined the faculty at Chadron State College in 1912 when the college was only two years old. She served the college as a professor of Home Economics and became the head of the department. She was a professor for 32 years and retired in 1944 and later died in 1946.
The club is open to anyone with a major or minor in Family and Consumer Sciences. Its purpose is to provide leadership opportunities, professional development and provide a social outlet for members.