Samantha Romeo

Samantha Romeo, winner of the Colgate Palmolive Fellowship to Support Dissertation Research in Nutrition & Oral Health/Dental Education scholarship tells NJAND what it means to her - Receiving this scholarship was an incredible honor. I’d like to express how appreciative I am of the organizations that generously invest in students’ education, lessening the great financial burden from tuition and associated costs. It’s an exceptionally rewarding feeling to be recognized by the Foundation for the hard work and dedication I put towards my future career in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Congratulations Samantha! 

Katelyn Collins, winner of NJDA scholarship

Congratulations to Katelyn Collins, the winner of the 2015 NJAND Scholarship!  Katelyn has written a few words about what the scholarship means to her.
“I am currently enrolled in a dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Thanks to the NJAND scholarship, I have less of a financial burden and more time to focus on my internship. Once I become an RD, my goal is to attain a position in the food or supplement industry and use my nutrition expertise to help develop evidence-based nutrition communications and aid in product development. I am very thankful to the NJAND for helping to bring me one step closer to reaching my goals!

We wish you great success in your future career Katelyn!

Raquel Duran, winner of the 2015 NJDA Minority Scholarship

Raquel Duran is the winner of the 2015 NJDA minority scholarship - Congratulations from NJAND! She has written a few words to let us know what the scholarship means to her.  "Being a recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Scholarship has meant the world to me. I am honored and extremely grateful. Being a non-traditional student has caused many financial challenges.  However receiving the scholarship has offset many of my internship expenses and allowed me to concentrate on my studies.  I am now one step closer to becoming a Registered Dietitian thanks to the gracious giving of others."

Thank you for your kind words Raquel. We wish you a very successful future!

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Alyce M. Thomas, RD received the 2015 Excellence in Practice - Clinical Practice award at FNCE this year! Alyce has been a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1979, when she moved to the United States. Her nearly forty year career has focused on women's health through improved nutrition. She is well-known nationally for her passion, knowledge and expertise in the area of prenatal nutrition, especially diabetes and pregnancy, and has written and lectured extensively on both subjects. She has also served in numerous leadership positions locally and nationally. She was the founder and coordinator of the  Perinatal Nutritionist Network from 1990-1994. This grew into the Academy's Perinatal DPG and is now called the Women's Health DPG, in which she served as chair in 2001. In the New Jersey Dietetic Association, she served on their Executive Board as Chair of Council on Practice. She is also a coauthor of the Academy's Gestational Diabetes Toolkit and numerous other publications.  Congratulations from NJAND!

Christopher Gunning, RDN, NJDA's current Web Chair and past Region One Co-Chair (2013-2015) was recently featured in a video produced by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics showcasing the great strides that men are making in the field of nutrition and dietetics and to help high school and college-aged male students see nutrition and dietetics as a fulfilling career path.  The video can be viewed on NJAND's website or at the Academy's website.




Carolina Marrero, dietetic intern at the Rutgers University - School of Health Related Professions Dietetic Internship Program, Class of 2015, is the recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Scholarship. Carolina is a resident of East Brunswick, NJ and completed both MS and BS Degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of New Haven, Connecticut, prior to being accepted as a Dietetic Intern in the Rutgers-SHRP Dietetic Internship Program.

Congratulations from everyone at the New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!!