Family and Consumer Sciences Legislation Day on the Hill
The first ever Family and Consumer Sciences Legislation Day on the Hill took place on March 22, 2016 at Legislative Plaza in Nashville, TN. Seven faculty and four students from Tennessee Tech, and one student from Middle Tennnessee State University attended to promote the profession of Family and Consumer Sciences.
The group met with six Tennessee legislators to inform them of Family and Consumer Sciences and provide information on how the profession improves the quality of life for individuals and families across the state. Plans are to continue this event next year.
Human Ecology Dining In Lunch Event
The School of Human Ecology celebrated Family & Consumer Sciences Day with a dining in lunch on December 3, 2015. The lunch was held from 11am to noon at Oakley Hall 005. Attendees were encouraged to wear their HEC Student Organization t-shirts.
Two of Mrs. Sisk's students, Tracey Jaynes and her fiancé Jacob Standridge, are profiled in It's About Children: Issue 1, 2015, East Tennessee Children's Hospital's online magazine. Find out how an experience at ETCH deeply impacted this young couple who will begin their journey as husband and wife this spring. Jacob is currently in the Children in Health Care class and Tracey is a senior Child Life student interning at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis this semester.
Congratulations to Hunter Isbell, Michaela Thompson, and Teagan Montgomery who were initiated into Omicon Delta Kappa Honor Society. Lisa Welch and Katelyn Webb were also invited but unable to attend. The event was held Wednesday March 4 th.
Dr. Plant earned his bachelor’s degree in human ecology from Tennessee Tech in 1986. He is among eight former students that were honored for their lifetime achievements and outstanding support of Tennessee Tech University. The reception for the alumni was held on February 6, 2015 at the Leslie Town Centre. Dr. Plant's acceptance speech can be found on the Alumni News page.
The Child and Family Sciences club is planning a trip to Children’s Defense Fund Haley Farm in Clinton TN on March 27th. The Haley Farm provides a training ground for students, professionals and others to develop skills of leadership, advocacy and service for children and families.
Dr. Jewon Lyu, Instructor of Merchandising and Design in School of Human Ecology at Tennessee Tech University, and three student representatives from Merchandising and Design Program recently attended the 104th National Retail Federation Big Show Convention in New York City, NY.