Organizations & Activities
Carson-Newman Association of Consumer Interest (C-NACI)
The mission of the C-NACI is to foster a better understanding of the role of consumers in the American economy. To educate students in areas related to consumer problems, family financial matters, product developments, and providing consumer services. Consumer Services majors have opportunities for field trips, workshops, and attending professional meetings.
Advisor: Dr. Diana Carroll
Carson-Newman Association for the Education of the Young Child (C-NAEYC)
- Dedicated to service and professional development for Child and Family Studies majors
- Associated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- Members participate in activities such as leading story times and center projects for young children in the community
- Guest speakers provide profession development sessions
- The Week of the Young Child is celebrated each spring
Advisor: Dr. Catherine Bush
Carson-Newman Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (C-NAFCS)
C-NAFCS is the student unit section of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). As the umbrella organization, each major is considered a "member". The executive board helps provide all FCS majors with service, professional development, social, and special interest opportunities. C-NAFCS officers also help orchestrate the annual FCS honors banquet. Application for membership on the executive board occurs during the spring semester.
Co-Advisors: Dr. Heather Whaley, and Dr. Kimberly Johnson
Carson-Newman Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (C-NSAND)
The C-N Student Dietetic Association (C-NSAND) is open to all Food, Nutrition and Dietetics majors. The organization holds meetings monthly and takes field trips to professional meetings of the district or state dietetic association.
Purposes of C-NSAND are to:
- give the Food, Nutrition and Dietetics majors the opportunity to explore career options available in the dietetics/nutrition profession
- provide opportunities for students to make professional contacts through field trips, guest speakers, and meetings;
- serve as a valuable source for information regarding field experiences, summer job opportunities, and scholarships as well as Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership and the Registered Dietitian exam; and
- facilitate interaction of students with their peers and faculty outside of the classroom.
Co-Advisors: Dr. Kimberly Johnson and Dr. Kitty Coffey
Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society (KON)
- The Mission of KON (www.kon.org) is empowered leaders through scholarship, research, and leadership.
- Kappa Beta Xi chapter membership is open to all majors in FCS.
- Membership requirements include completion of 8 hours in FCS courses plus 45 total hours, a second-semester sophomore, and rank in the top 25% of their FCS class.
- Benefits of membership include opportunities for graduate scholarships, fellowships, internship scholarship, local and national leadership opportunities, and preference for Federal Jobs-Entry at GS-7 level if all requirements are met.
- KON national initiatives include an on-line Undergraduate Research Journal, Appreciative Inquiry, Kids and Careers in the Human Sciences, Reflective Human Action, Mentoring, and a Matter of Ethics.
- C-N's Kappa Beta Xi Chapter of KON has received 24 Chapter of Excellence Awards!
Adviser: Dr. Diana Carroll