Child and Family Sciences Organization
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.
President: Hailey Craig
Vice President: Mary Lee
Secretary: Charity Arissa Phillips
Treasurer: Olivia Looper
Marketing: Kristen Rowland
Dr. Lee Ann Shipley
Dr. Melinda Swafford
Dr. Rufaro Chitiyo
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.
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.
Child Life Association
The Child Life Association's mission is to provide child life professionals with
networking opportunities for child life students and faculty in the school of Human
Ecology; to educate others about the field of child life, both on campus and in the
community; to seek professional development and educational opportunities from professional
child life specialists; and to focus on activities that positively impact children
and families in healthcare.
President: Karly Higgins
Vice President: Jordyn Blackwood
Secretary: Emily Reynolds
Treasurer: Megan Shaw
Social Media: Miranda Villicana
Fundraising/Service: Cole Matthews
Faculty Advisor: Cara Sisk, Ph.D., CCLS
Meeting Dates for 2018-2019
Child Life Association will meet the 3rd Thursday of the month from 11 am - 12 pm
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Food, Nutrition and Dietetics Club
The purpose of the FND Club is to promote an interest in and appreciation of the various food, nutrition, and dietetic professions; to provide an opportunity for a closer relationship between students and faculty in the School of Human Ecology; and to foster establishment of contacts with persons already engaged in related professional careers. Each year, club members are involved in outreach and service projects both on and off campus, including projects with the Student Tennessee Association of Nutrition and Dietetics organization.
President: Kristine Tuttle
Vice President: Lauren Gleaves
Secretary/Treasurer: Soyoung Choi
Social Medial Chair: Julia Vesely
Community Service Chair: Alyssa Lewin
Fundraiser Chair: Olivia Clements
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Samantha Hutson and Dr. Sungpo Yi
The meeting times for the FND club are each 4th Tuesday of the month from 11 am - 12 pm in Oakley Hall, Room 114.
Housing and Design Association
The Housing & Design Association is a bridge linking members with professionals through
activities such as field trips, seminars, and meetings. The members of this association
work alongside Putnam County Habitat for Humanity. Membership is open.
President and Vice President: Hadley Taylor
Secretary: Allison Hedgecoth
Treasurer: Natajha Johnson
Social Media: Torie Walker
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Melinda Anderson
The Housing & Design Association meets the 2nd Thursday at 11 am.
Kappa Omicron Nu
Kappa Omicron Nu is the leading honor society for students in the human sciences. It was established on February 21, 1990 by the consolidation of Kappa Omicron Phi and Omicron Nu. Kappa Omicron Nu chapters are located in colleges and universities that offer a strong human sciences program.
Chapter members are undergraduate and graduate students who major in one of the specializations and meet the high standards of scholarship. The professional category of membership includes alumni of college chapters and faculty and others not previously initiated into Kappa Omicron Nu or its predecessor societies. Candidates must have earned one or more degrees in the human sciences or are working in the field and have the minimum class rank as a student.
The mission of Kappa Omicron Nu is empowered leaders who use an integrative approach to enhance quality of living through excellence in scholarship, leadership, and research. Kappa Omicron Nu values recognition, reward, advancement, and strong affiliation networks. These ends enhance the ability of the organization and chapters to prepare scholars and researchers as leaders for the 21st century.
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President: Hannah Minnear
Co-Vice President: Chilsea Bindosano
Co-Vice President: Lauren Gleaves
Secretary: Amanda Thornton
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Melinda Anderson
The Merchandising Association’s goal is to cultivate students’ experiences of Merchandising and Design through traveling, networking, and events production. Our association also provides leadership opportunities to members by participating in service projects and promotion activities related to the fashion and design field. We hope to encourage diversity, leadership and creativity for members to grow as innovative students and professionals.
President: Victoria Stafford
Vice President: Autumn Kirby
Secretary: Hannah Petty
Treasurer: Jessi Narramore
Fashion Show Coordinator: Shivangi Patel
Public Relations : Summer Maxwell
The Merchandising Association meets every second Tuesday of the month from 11 am - 12 pm in Oakley Hall, Room 122.