College of Agriculture & Human Ecology

Child and Family Sciences Organization

Who We Are

The CFS student organization focuses on children and families and the education and development of professionals who will be working with children and families. The content provided in meetings is focused on both students in the Family and Consumer Science Education concentration and Child Development and Family Relations concentration.

Officers 2018-2019

  • President: Hailey Craig email
  • Vice President: Mary Lee email 
  • Secretary: Charity Arissa Phillips -  email
  • Treasurer: Olivia Looper email 
  • Marketing: Kristen Rowland email

Faculty Advisors

  • Dr. Lee Ann Shipley 
  • Dr. Melinda Swafford
  • Dr. Rufaro Chitiyo 

Meetings 2018-2019

    Our meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month at dead hour in Room 114 in Oakley Hall. The main focus of our meetings is to learn about programs that support individuals and families in the Upper Cumberland and throughout Middle Tennessee. We also learn about possible internship opportunities for those students in the CDFR concentration.


    We support these agencies and programs by volunteering or giving. For example, we have held a diaper drive for Cookeville Pregnancy Center, and made gift bags of developmentally appropriate art supplies for the Monterey Head Start Program.

    Field Trips

    Each year we take field trips to see child and family advocacy in action. In the past, we have visited Haley Farm which is part of the Children’s Defense Fund in Clinton, TN. We also visited Mercy Multiplied Ministries outside of Nashville, Thistle Farms in Nashville, and a Montessori child care program in Knoxville, TN.

Our CFS Club leadership team.

CFS Club President leads a meeting.

Community Day