Social & Professional Networking

MCCFR (Messiah College Council on Family Relations)

MCCFR, a professional student organization affiliated with the National Council on Family Relations, strives to provide opportunities for family-oriented educational, social, and service-based activities.  By joining together with the common purpose of preparing ourselves to better serve families, MCCFR fosters a sense of identity and enhances professional development among students and faculty interested in family related issues. For more information contact Alyssa White, MCCFR President, or check out the MCCFR webpage.

Men of HDFS

A social group of male students who are majoring or minoring within the Department. This group meets periodically throughout the semester. For more information, contact Paul Johns.

Department / MCCFR Activities

The department and/or MCCFR host various activities throughout the year that not only further the mission of the department and/or MCCFR, but also provide a wonderful time for socializing with other department majors, minors, and faculty members. Check the department calendar for specific events.

Family Science Professionals in the World Panel Discussions

Each semester our Department presents themed panel presentations and career discussions for alternate chapel credit. Department graduates share about their jobs, how the HDFS Department programs prepared them for this career, and how their faith interfaces with their work. For the specific dates, times, and places, check the department calendar.

Conference Attendance

The following conferences are those that family science faculty and students have the opportunity to attend this year. For more information contact Dr. Raeann Hamon , Department Chair, or check out the related websites.

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"Attending the NCFR conference was not only a learning experience but also a growing experience, and I hope to attend again during my senior year of college." - Rachel Shenk