The Department of Nutrition

School of Health and Human Sciences

Welcome to the Nutrition Graduate Students

This page provides some insight on what it’s like to be a graduate student in the Department of Nutrition at UNCG. The purpose of the Nutrition Graduate Student Association (NGSA) is to provide social support, funding, and networking and career-building opportunities, as well as give back to the community through service and volunteering.

NGSA meets once a month, on Mondays after Seminar. Our meetings give us a chance to take a deep breath, share some thoughts about our research and course work, and have some fun.

We welcome inquiries to Linda Friend llfriend@uncg.edu or Alla Hill amhill@uncg.edu.

As an organization, NGSA works to advance our students and the field of nutrition.

Objectives

  • To create a forum for constructive peer support that fosters professional development through discussion of research objectives, the current scientific literature, and oral presentations of our own research.
  • To promote campus awareness of the department and develop collaborative research efforts between nutrition and other UNCG departments and affiliates.
  • To promote nutrition awareness in the community at large by participating in health and nutrition outreach.

Upcoming Activities

  • NGSA members are attending the Grad Student Mixer at the Weatherspoon Art Museum Thursday, August 25th from 4:30-6pm.  This is a fun event to meet other grad students and hang out with NGSA members.  There will be food and drinks provided, you need your UNC G ID to get in and your Driver’s License to drink.
  • President is organizing Intramural Sports Teams for Sand Volleyball and Battle Canoes (which is later in the semester).

Next Meeting

  • Monday, September 24th after seminar
  • Dues are $5/semester or $10/year

Community Service

  • Upcoming event! Crop Hunger Walk: Sunday, October 14th
  • Upcoming event! Rugged Maniac: Saturday, October 27th
    • Rugged Maniac obstacle race series
    • Register with our team: UNCG Nutrition Graduate Student Association
    • Select our team time: 10:45 am
    • Contact Linda for more information
  • Previous community service events include:
    • Walk to Defeat ALS
    • 2017 CROP Hunger Walk
      • HHS Health & Wellness Expo

Socials

studying in the grad office
  • Upcoming event! Cookout at Piney Lake: Sunday, September 9th
    • RSVP to Alla by Tuesday, September 4th
  • Previous social events include:
    • Fun and games at Boxcar Bar + Arcade
    • Dinner from local food trucks
    • Dessert at Cheesecakes by Alex
    • Brunch at the Traveled Farmer
    • Concerts at Blind Tiger
    • Group workouts at the Kaplan Center

2018-2019 Officers

  • President: Linda Friend
  • Vice President: Alla Hill
  • Treasurer: Michelle Polkowski
  • Secretary: Dee Horner
  • Service Event Coordinator: Melissa Totten
  • Public Relations & Social Media Chairpersons: Megan Rivenburg & Devonte Thomas
  • Student Government Association Representative: Alla Hill

Awards

  • 2013 UNCG Excellence Award – Overall Excellence for Community Service
  • 2012 UNCG Excellence Award – Overall Excellence for Community Service
2012 Excellence Award
In 2012 and again in 2013 the NGSA won the UNCG Excellence Award for Overall Excellence for Community Service.