Student and alumnae receive honors at dietetics conferenceHarding University alumnae Debie Head and Angela Caldwell, along with
current student Jessica Heimrich, were honored at the Arkansas
Dietetic Association Conference at Baptist Medical Center in Little
Rock April 14-15.
The conference is a two-day program featuring speakers, research and
poster presentations, and vendor exhibits. It also includes an award
ceremony honoring outstanding members of the Arkansas Dietetic
Association that are nominated by members of the organization.
Heimrich was honored as the Outstanding Undergraduate Dietetic Student
of the Year. A junior from Saint Louis, she plans to graduate next
May, then complete her dietetic internship and become a registered
Head was named the Outstanding Dietetic Educator of the Year. She is
currently the dietetic internship director at University of Central
Arkansas. She previously worked as a registered dietician at White
County Medical Center in Searcy. She was also named the incoming
president for the Arkansas Dietetic Association.
Caldwell was recognized as Outstanding Dietitian of the Year. She was
recently named vice president for technical education at Black River
“We are proud of each of these individuals and the contributions that
they have made and will make to the profession of dietetics. These
award winners are bright, talented people who strive for excellence in
their work. We are happy that Harding's dietetics program is and was a
step on their path to professional success,” said Dr. Lisa Ritchie,
director of the dietetics program at Harding.