Holliday receives Dietetic Association’s Educator of the Year Award
|March 23, 2010|
Amanda Holliday, MS, RD, clinical assistant professor of nutrition, has been named Outstanding Dietetic Educator by the Durham-Chapel Hill (N.C.) Dietetic Association and the North Carolina Dietetic Association. She will be honored at a regional association luncheon in Princeton, N.J., on March 25.
The award recognizes teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty members in accredited dietetics education programs. As the statewide winner, Holliday is a nominee for the national educator award.
The North Carolina association has more than 1,600 members.
“I am so honored to represent the school and the profession as this year’s awardee,” Holliday said. “Teaching is my passion, and I take great pride and joy assisting students as they work toward careers as Registered Dietitians.”
“In her relatively short time here at UNC, Amanda has become a huge asset to our department,” says June Stevens, PhD, AICR/WCRF Distinguished Professor and chair of the UNC Department of Nutrition.
“She is constantly coming up with great ideas and then making them happen. Faculty members and students in the department are uniformly impressed with her energy, creativity and ability to do so much so well.”
Holliday has a special interest in older adult nutrition. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in foods and nutrition, with a minor in gerontology, from Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) and a Master of Science from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.