National Recognition

School of Applied Sciences student receives excellence award

Katherine Sullivan

Katherine Sullivan, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition, was one of 40 students in the country selected to receive the Phi Kappa Phi Award of Excellence.

“I am extremely honored to have received the Award of Excellence from Phi Kappa Phi, especially as a student of the School of Applied Sciences,” Sullivan said. “I am so proud to be able to represent my department, school and university as a recipient of this award. It will help me to further my education through completion of the dietetic internship at the University of Southern Mississippi and to attain a master’s degree in nutrition and food systems.”

The award from Phi Kappa Phi includes $2,000 to assist with the cost of graduate school, and Sullivan said it means a great deal to her because she knows the process is very competitive.

“Many of the students who are chosen go on to make significant contributions in their respective fields,” she said. “I feel that receiving this award is a great achievement, but it also means that I have an obligation to raise the bar of excellence through my work as a dietitian in the future. I look forward to that challenge, and I know that my time at The University of Mississippi in the School of Applied Sciences has prepared me for what lies ahead.”

School of Applied Sciences Dean Linda Chitwood said the school is proud of this national recognition of Sullivan’s talents.

“She is an excellent example of the many great students in the School of Applied Sciences.”