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Sponsored by the Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Society, an Affiliate Program Group of the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society and the Penn State Alumni Association


CALL FOR ALUMNI NOMINATIONS: Each year, the NDAS board presents an Outstanding Nutrition Alumni Award to one alumnus, who has distinguished themself through contributions to the field, such as publication, service, research, and administration.

Nominating Procedure

If you know of a deserving alumnus, please send their CV/resume and reasons why they should be recognized to the NDAS Board.

Nominations should be sent to Elise Deming at by December 20, 2021.

Selection Committee

The recipient of this award shall be selected by the Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Society Board of Directors.


The NDAS Outstanding Nutrition Alumni Award will be granted one time per year. The recipient of this award will receive an engraved plaque to be presented to the recipient at the NDAS brunch and recognition on the NDAS website.

Previous Award Winners  

Laurie Sims

2019 Barbara Kochanowski
2018 Kristie Lancaster
2017 Sandra Schickler Renfro
2016 Regan Bailey
2015 David Frankenfield
2013 Laura Murray-Kolb
2012 Paula Klosterman Leuenberger
2011 Mark McCamish
2009 Shelley Goldberg
2008 Deborah Robison
2007 Idamarie Laquatra
2006 Gregory Miller
2005 W.T. Wu Leung
2004 Rachel Johnson
2003 Brian Tobin
2002 Mary Frances Picciano
2001 Christine Lewis Taylor
2000 Joan Horbiak