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History of the C-NU Family Consumer Sciences Program

Milestones for Family and Consumer Sciences

Carson-Newman University

(1906-2016) 

1906 

School of Domestic Science founded at C-N the first private college in the S.E. US to offer home economics as a regular course of study - (basement of Swann Dorm)

1909

American Home Economics Association (AHEA) founded

1912

Home Economics moved to the Administration Building

1916

Fire caused Home Economics to be moved to a cottage on the present Butler Dorm site

Home Economics moved to the former Henderson Hall

1921

Home Economics became a major, meeting B.S. degree requirements

1925 

C-N's first "practice house" procured

1938

C-N Home Economics Club affiliated with AHEA and THEA (January 24)

1949

Recommendation made to Board of Trustees for construction of a Cafeteria/Home Economics Student Center

1952

Baker Building completed

College purchased residence at corner of North College and Russell Streets for a home management house

1967

The old home management house razed (the current site of a parking lot across from Fite Administration Building)

1968

Kappa Omicron Phi Chapter chartered at C-N (October 12)

1972

Home Economics at C-N approved by the TN Board of Education for Vocational Home Economics (May 5)

1979

Dietetics program approved by the American Dietetic Association (ADA)

1980

New majors added to catalog: dietetics, merchandising, interior design, child and family studies

1981

Department of Home Economics Advisory Board founded

1982

Department celebrated 75 years

1985

Department of Home Economics accredited by the American Home Economics Association to 1995

1989

FCS Advisory Board led Duncan Hall Renovation/Showcasing

1990

Dietetics program granted ADA approval to 2000

Faculty/Advisory Board presented Duncan Renovation project at AHEA Annual Meeting in San Antonio

1992

Child Development Lab initially accredited by NAEYC to 1995

1994

Carson-Newman College changed the name Home Economics to Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)

1995 

AHEA changed name to the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

Department of FCS re-accredited by AAFCS to 2005

Child Development Lab re-accredited by NAEYC to 1998

1996

C-NAFCS and Knoxville Chapter IDS co-sponsored IDS on Stage to benefit Duncan Hall endowment

FCS Advisory Board sponsored Now is the Time Family conference at Pigeon Forge 

1997

Faculty/Provost presented accreditation experience at AAFCS Annual Meeting in Nashville

1998

Kappa Beta Xi Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu won 14th consecutive first place National Chapter Excellence Award

Child Development Lab re-accredited by NAEYC to 2002

Board of Trustees approved $2.3 m Baker renovation fund raising campaign

FCS Advisory Board sponsored Baker Bash following homecoming game

1999

FCS Advisory Board sponsored Baker Bash following homecoming game

2001

Kappa Bate Xi Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu won National Chapter Excellence Awards

2002

Child Development Lab re-accredited by NAEYC to 2005

Child Development Lab awarded Three Star Rating by TN Department of Human Services

2003

Kappa Beta Xi Kappa Omicron Nu won National Chapter Excellence Awards

2005

Child Development Lab re-accredited by NAEYC to 2007

B/S/H Home Appliances committed to equipping the new food science laboratory with Thermador/Bosch professional appliances

Kappa Beta Xi Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu again won National Chapter Excellence Awards

New computer lab with computer-aided design software made possible by a gift from advisory board member

2006

Ground breaking held for Blye-Poteat and the Child Development Lab, new homes for Family and Consumer Sciences (January 20)

Joint accreditation site visits from the Council for Accreditation of AAFCS and the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of ADA (reaffirmations to 2015 and 2016, respectively)

Outdoor room and renovated rear foyer dedicated at Duncan Hall, made possible by gifts from two advisory board members

Department celebrated 100 years with gala banquet (October 6)

2007

FCS new facilities Ribbon Cutting (May 3)

FCS new facilities Dedication (October 12)

2008

Duncan Hall became non-residential cooperative management laboratory and received $15,000 Juanita Fasola Foundation Grant for making the facility a regional model of re-adaptive sustainable housing

2009

All full-time FCS faculty participated in the 100th annual meeting of AAFCS in Knoxville, TN; tours of new Blye-Poteat Hall/Child Development lab featured on one of several educational excursions 

2010

Duncan Hall received a second $15,000 Juanita Fasola Foundation Grant to further enhance re-adaptive sustainable housing 

2011

Duncan Hall received a third Juanita Fasola Foundation Grant for $25,000 to further enhance re-adaptive sustainable housing

2012

Duncan Hall kitchen completely renovated with BOSCH energy efficient appliances and granite countertops 

Duncan Hall awarded a fourth Juanita Fasola Foundation Grant for $20,000

2013

Unveiling of portraits of Gertrude Blye and John H. Poteat in foyer of Blye-Poteat Hall

2014

Kappa Beta Xi Chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu awarded its 24th (2012-13) and 25th (2013-14) Chapter Award of Excellence and all displayed

2015

Site Visit from the Council for Accreditation of AAFCS

Reaffirmation of accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of AAFCS

Submission of self-study to ACEND (December 7)

2016

ACEND site visit (February 20-23)

 

 

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