Three Clemson Nutrition Students Awarded Scholarships

 The South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has awarded three Clemson University Nutrition and Dietetics students with $200
 scholarships due to their high academic success and extracurricular accomplishments. Gabrielle Judd, Mary Carney, and Hannah Oakley -
 senior Food Science majors at Clemson - are recipients of this prestigious award.

Gabrielle Judd, a senior Food Science major and Chemistry minor from Rock Hill, SC, has held several research and internship positions related to nutrition and dietetics. She has served as a team leader for the Diabetes Education and Prevention Creative Inquiry program at Clemson and also led cooking instruction courses for mentally disabled students, teaching them nutrition and culinary skills and directing them in proper safety and food handling techniques. Gabrielle has been employed as a Dietary Intern at Agape Senior Long Term Care Facility in Rock Hill, SC and also as a Sports Nutrition Intern with the Clemson football team, where she designed meal plans for athletes. Gabrielle is a 2013 recipient of the Burris-Cromer Memorial Scholarship and has recently been awarded Associate Membership into Phi Tau Sigma, the Food Science National Honor Society. Gabrielle will be attending the Johns Hopkins Dietetic Internship program this fall.   

Gabrielle Judd
Gabrielle Judd

Mary Carney, from Greenville, SC, stays busy through her involvement in many of the student organizations and honor societies at Clemson. She is an active member of the Food Science and Human Nutrition club, the Institute of Food Technology, and Alpha Epsilon Delta, Clemson’s pre-professional health honor society. Mary has served as the Communications Coordinator for Clemson’s Slow Food student organization and also been a leader with the Dirt-to-Food program since 2011. She has coordinated vegetable gardening activities and nutrition education curriculum for teens at Code Academy. Mary has also received this year’s Outstanding Dietetics Student Award for South Carolina. Her name will be published in the JAND professional journal and she along with the others were honored at the state meeting in Columbia, SC on April 5 and 6th.  Mary will continue her studies at Clemson in the fall as she begins the MS (thesis) program in Food Science.

Mary Carney
Mary Carney

Hannah Oakley hails from Simposonville, SC and will graduate with a Food Science BS degree  and nutrition concentration in May. This will be Hannah’s second undergraduate degree - she received a BA in History from the University of South Carolina. While at Clemson, she has held a research assistantship, a role in which she collaborates with Dr. Angela Fraser and graduate students on the Norocore project, a food safety research study funded by the USDA. In addition, Hannah has interned at the C.F. Sauer Company and volunteered at Greenville Memorial Hospital. After graduation, she plans to complete a dual master’s and internship program to further her knowledge and eventually practice within the clinical setting.

 Hannah Oakley
Hannah Oakley