NTR Faculty, Staff and Student Accomplishments

Recent Honors, Awards and Achievements

2014-2015 Highlights

  • Congratulations to Lauren Sastre, who received the American Public Health Association Student Assembly Scholarship Award.  Recipients had to write an essay and describe how attending the APHA annual meeting would be beneficial and how they would promote and educate regarding APHA.   Lauren discussed her positions as UNCG’s KON (HHS Honors Society) chapter President as well as NGSA Vice President as avenues with which she can distribute information and updates to health science students here at UNCG.  Transcripts and grades were also a part of the review.   Lauren also discussed her presentation at this year’s conference and indicated how traveling would allow her to network with other researchers and professionals with common interests/work.  The award also included an additional position for her to serve as an APHA Campus Liaison for UNCG for the 2014-2015 school year.  Lauren also received the Williams Award in Arts Health to fund an additional project to her dissertation research titled “Our Voice, Our Health” in which she will now be able to develop nutrition and health resources with students at a local newcomers school.
  • Congratulations to Kevan Mellendick, recipient of the Jessie C. Obert Memorial Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.  This scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement by a member of the Academy who is enrolled in a graduate program.  Kevan, a doctoral student in the Nutrition Department, is also a Registered Dietitian and a Lieutenant in the US Navy Reserve, Medical Service Corps. 

2013-2014 Highlights

  • Amy Strickland selected for North Carolina Dietetic Association’s Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award.
  • Dr. Michael McIntosh selected as UNCG nominee for O. Max Gardner award.
  • Babbi Hawkins was awarded the Mary Frances Stone Teaching Award.
  • Dr. Lauren Haldeman received the Dean’s Disco Ball Award.
  • Dr. Lauren Haldeman selected for the 2014 Dannon Institute Academic Mid-Career Nutrition Leadership Institute.
  • Ph.D. graduate Amber Haroldson now working as an assistant professor at Ball State University.
  • Kate Towery had her abstract entitled “Infant Feeding Risks Differ by Language Preference and Age Group:  Implications for Nutrition Educators” accepted for presentation to the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior annual meeting in Milwaukee, WI.
  • Jonathan Messer was selected as 2013-2014 Nutrition Outstanding Graduate Student.
  • Michelle Cardenas selected to Golden Chain Society.
  • Lindsey Yemc selected to Golden Chain Society.
  • Lindsey Yemc selected for Lloyd International Honors College 2014 Student Excellence Award.
  • Dana DeSilva selected for Lloyd International Honors College 2014 Student Excellence Award.
  • Lindsey Yemc was selected as 2013- 2014 Nutrition Outstanding Undergraduate Student.