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Family and Consumer Sciences presents awards, scholarships

Carson-Newman University’s Family and Consumer Sciences Department celebrated students during their annual banquet, including seniors Andrew Pickwell, of Kingsport, Caitlin Clark, of Knoxville, Annastyn Knight, of Fayetteville, Mackenzie Thornton, of Seymour, Abigail Wilson, of Clinton, Corena Reed, of Jefferson City, Emily Morton, of Maryville, and Harley Ramsey, of White Pine.

(April 13, 2021) JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Carson-Newman University’s Family and Consumer Sciences Department honored 16 students with scholarships, presented five awards and recognized graduating seniors during the annual FCS Honors Banquet.

The banquet, held April 8, is a time to celebrate students and the generous donations that enable them to access a Christian, liberal arts-based education that may not otherwise be possible.

When they graduate, FCS alumni enter careers with lasting impact on the lives of individuals, families, and communities, furthering the impact of the scholarship monies for generations to come,” said Dr. Heather Whaley, dean for the School of Business and Family and Consumer Sciences.

Several scholarship donors and representatives attended the event, including: Ray Bible (Barbara Bible Scholars), Meredith Royston (Walter and Elizabeth Peugeot Memorial Scholarship) and Dr. Kitty Coffey (Kitty R. Coffey Endowed Scholarship).


The Braden Family and Consumer Sciences Award is given to a senior family and consumer sciences major who demonstrates scholastic achievement, participation in departmental and other college activities, and the presentation of a professional image.
Harley Ramsey, of White Pine

The Roberts Dietetics Award, presented to the outstanding graduate in dietetics, is based on scholastic achievement, professional participation and leadership potential.
Abigail Wilson, of Clinton

The Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Award is presented to a senior who has shown the greatest growth in professionalism and development of leadership in family and consumer sciences during four years at Carson-Newman.
Corena Reed, of Jefferson City

The Family and Consumer Sciences Department Award is presented to a family and consumer sciences student of any class who has demonstrated outstanding service to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Brianna Watson, of Knoxville

C-NAFCS Leadership Award is presented to the outstanding senior for leadership and service through the Carson-Newman Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. This year, the award was presented to an adjunct professor and C-N alumna.
Cindy Campbell, of Johnson City


Barbara Bible Scholars
Brandy Lawson, of Rogersville
Gena Lewis, of Maryville
Noelle White, of Easley, SC

Kitty R. Coffey Endowed Scholarship
Jessica Soto, of Morristown

Lida Pearl Connatser
Hannah Carr, of Sevierville

Frank & Jane Hinchey
Kendra Brooks, of Goodlettsville
Lily Calhoun, of Warrensville, NC
Brittany Cruz, of New Tazewell

Steve F. Hinchey
Amanda Huggins, of Erwin

Barbara Farmer Hughes
Katherine Rogers, of Caryville

Madison Hooper, of Newport
Taylor Pritchett, of Knoxville
Mackenzie Robinette, of Jonesborough
Katherine Rogers, of Caryville

Barbara McDougal
Savannah Foster, of Whitesburg

Elizabeth S. Peugeot
Abigail Beeler, of Knoxville

Simms Foundation
Mackenzie Robinette, of Jonesborough

Evelyn S. Simpson
Mattie Johnson, of Morristown

Orlena Wagner
Angel Bowers, of Madisonville

Ethel Reed Watters
Leigha Mozingo, of Rocky Top


Caitlin Clark, of Knoxville
Andrew Pickwell, of Kingsport
Abigail Wilson, of Clinton
Harley Ramsey, of White Pine
Emily Morton, of Maryville
Mackenzie Thornton, of Seymour
Annastyn Knight, of Fayetteville
Corena Reed, of Jefferson City

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts-based university affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The University is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and celebrated a record 2,900 students in the fall. Carson-Newman offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

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