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.
â€śI am extremely honored to have received the Award of Excellence from Phi Kappa Phi, especially as a student of the School of Applied Sciences,â€ť Sullivan said. â€śI 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 masterâ€™s degree in nutrition and food systems.â€ť
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.
â€śMany of the students who are chosen go on to make significant contributions in their respective fields,â€ť she said. â€śI 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.â€ť
School of Applied Sciences Dean Linda Chitwood said the school is proud of this national recognition of Sullivanâ€™s talents.
â€śShe is an excellent example of the many great students in the School of Applied Sciences.â€ť