category: Campus News Family & Consumer Sciences Department welcomes new members to honor society category: Campus News | April 12, 2016 (April 12, 2016)—Carson-Newman University’s Family and Consumer Sciences Department welcomed new initiates to its honor society, the Kappa Beta Xi chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) on April 4. The ceremony also honored Carson-Newman President J. Randall O’Brien and First Lady Kay O’Brien as patron and patroness of the chapter. KON aims to empower leaders through scholarship, research and leadership. Members must be at least second-semester sophomores and rank in the top 25 percent of their FCS class, among other requirements. Pictured above are: Left to right, back row; Aaron Waldrupe, Rebecca Henson, Maddie Reynolds, Kaitlyn Cupples, Ashley Kay, Maggie Melhorn, Rae Dutro, Sarah Sharp, Jennifer Holloway. Front Row: President J. Randall O’Brien, Kay O’Brien, Emily Wood, Brooke Fillmore, Holly Thompson, Dr. Linda Robinson, Hannah Jones, Cathy Bowery, Hope Adkins, Rebecca Watson, Dr. Amber Roth.