Success Stories

Faculty – Leadership positions and awards

Our program and award-winning Clinical faculty have been recognized through numerous professional awards and achievements. These select accomplishments that reflect professional leadership and engagement is reflected in our program content and demonstrates our commitment to provide the highest quality experience for future registered dietitian nutritionists.  The quality of our program is reflected in the success of our graduates and the positive reviews the program has received from them.

2021

Mridul Datta was invited to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diversity and Inclusion Committee 

Alison Kirwen achieved Quality Matters Online Teaching Certificate

Alison St. Germain recognized by the College of Human Sciences for the Term Faculty Distinguished Service Award

Alison St. Germain elected President of the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Mridul Datta elected Chair of the Oncology Dietetics Practice Group

Erin Bergquist named Chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Council on Future Practice

2020

Mridul Datta, Alison St. Germain, Nicole Tramp, and Erin Bergquist achieved Quality Matters Online Teaching Certificates

Erin Bergquist recognized by the College of Human Sciences for the Term Faculty Distinguished Service Award

ISU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Helen Reilly Cahill scholarship winners:

  • Spring Cohort: Tristan F., Britney G., Kara H., Alison R., Brooke S., Leah W.
  • Fall cohort: Molly M., Lynette H., Sofia M., Gelline G., Gina R., Rachel H.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation scholarship winners: Savannah S, Gelline G. Carmen B., & Allison B. 

2019

Alison St. Germain, 2019 Medallion Award Winner, Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, for her exceptional leadership and outstanding contributions to the dietetics profession.

The Iowa State Dietetic Internship hosted German dietetic student Nathalie Neumann as part of the Wimpfheimer-Guggenheim Global Nutrition Exchange, a pilot grant organized through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and funded by Alice A. Wimpfheimer, MS, RDN, CDN. Read more about Neumann’s visit.

Erin Bergquist, associate professor of teaching, was featured in the Iowa State University news for her work with sustainability in a partnership with Priyanka Jayashankar, adjunct assistant professor of management in the Ivy School of Business and Seed Science Center.

AlumnImage of Mary C.i Kirsten A. was selected as the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year 2019 – CAND Inland District.  

Alumni Mary C. was selected as the 2019 Young Dietitian of the Year Award in the northeast region of Minnesota.

Kailey H. and Brooke E. were awarded the Pearson International Study Scholarship for their participation in the community nutrition rotation in Ghana, Africa.

2018

Dietetics Program, Noteworthy Nutrition and Dietetics Education Practice, Preceptor Recruitment and Recognition: Preceptor Training,

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Erin Bergquist, Faculty Award for International Achievement, Iowa State University, College of Human Sciences

Alison St. Germain, Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award: to recognize the teaching, mentoring, and leadership activities of faculty in ACEND accredited dietetics education programs

Laurie Kruzich, Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Council, House of Delegates Representative, 2018-2020

Janet Johnson, Vice Chair, ACEND® Board