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 CFS majors
- Associated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children
- 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, Dr. Kimberly Johnson, and Mrs. Linda McGoldrick
Carson-Newman Design Association (C-NDA)
The Carson-Newman Design Association is an organization serving students majoring in the Consumer Services major areas of emphasis in Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising and Design. to explore career opportunities, network with professionals, and gain career information. The organization also encourages members to share goals and ideas while forming friendships. The organization elects officers, holds meetings, is involved with other professional organizations and provide community service through projects relating to design. The association regularly plans and participates in fields trips and tours as a complement to studio/laboratory course projects and to network with professionals.
Co-advisors: Mr. Stephen Huff and Mrs. Linda McGoldrick
Carson-Newman Student Dietetics Association (C-NSDA)
The C-N Student Dietetic Association (C-NSDA) is open to all Food, Nutrition and Dietetics students. The organization holds meetings monthly and usually takes field trips to professional meetings of the district or state dietetic association.
Purposes of C-N’s Student Dietetic Association 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 American Dietetic Association 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.
- Kappa Beta Xi has received 23 Chapter of Excellence Awards!
Adviser: Dr. Diana Carroll