Colorado Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Awards

Click on the below links for award and scholarship applications. 2018 awards have been given. Please see recipients below.

Emerging Dietetic Leader Award 

Outstanding Dietetics Student Award

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award

Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year

Member Scholarship

Conference Scholarship

Conference Student Scholarship

Audemars Piguet Replica Watches

Outstanding Dietitian Award (ODY): This individual has contributed to CAND through active participation in the national, state or district association. This includes but is not limited to service as an officer, committee chairman or member and/or association member. They have been an inspiration to others in the field and demonstrated high standards of professionalism and spirit of service to others in the field of dietetics or allied health fields. Additionally they have made contributions to the profession as a part of a broader contribution to human progress and improvement through leadership, research, education or management.

Emerging Dietetic Leader: This award recognizes the competence, leadership and activities of dietitians, regardless of their age, who have made distinctive contributions to CAND and AND early in their dietetics career (practicing between 5-10 years). Not previously selected as RYDY or RDTY.

Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year (RDTY): This award recognizes the professional contributions of dietetic technicians in Colorado and encourages their continued participation in Association affairs. This individual has demonstrated leadership in the Association and a concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional status of the population.

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year (RYDY): This award recognizes the competence and activities of younger dietitians (35 years or younger) in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and encourages their continued participation in association affairs. This group will be an additional resource from which the leadership of the Association will develop both at the district, state, and national levels. They must have demonstrated leadership and concern for the promotion of optimal health and nutritional statues of the population.

Outstanding Dietetics Student: A student from each type of ACEND-accredited dietetics education program within Colorado will be selected by the CAND (a maximum of four per state). These students must be nominated by program Faculty or Preceptors and have demonstrated academic achievement as documented by letters from nominees. Additionally, they must have demonstrated emerging leadership and professional potential.

2018 Award Winners

Outstanding Dietetics Student - DI Program

Alex Silva

Outstanding Dietetics Student - DPD Program
Leana Maestas

Outstanding Dietetics Student - ISPP Program
Stephanie L. Neu

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
Cynthia Dormer, PhD, RD

Emerging Dietetic Leader of the Year
Jeffrey T. Gilis, MFN, RDN, NCSF-CPT

Recognized Dietetic Technician
Justin Batchelder, NDTR

Recognized Young Dietitian
Shane Spritzer, RDN, CNSC

Conference Scholarship
Haley Hughes, MS, RD, CDE

Conference Student Scholarship
Alicia Grove

Member Scholarship
Rebecca Eberly, RDN, CDE

2017 Award Winners

Outstanding Dietetics Student - DI Program
Alyssa Calleja, BS

Outstanding Dietetics Student - DPD Program
Amanda Hogan

Outstanding Dietetics Student - ISPP Program
Skylar Furness, BS, NDTR

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
Rebekah Spetnagel, MSS, RD

Recognized Dietetic Technician
Gloria Garcia, NDTR

Recognized Young Dietitian
Alicia Rill, MS, RD

Conference Scholarship

Rebecca Robbins

Conference Student Scholarship
Lauren Rhoades

Member Scholarship
Alicia Grove

$500 District Grant
Denver Dietetic Association

2016 Award Winners

Outstanding Dietetics Student - DI Program

Samantha Lawrence, BS

Outstanding Dietetics Student - DPD Program
Jenna Moore

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year

Melaina Bjorklun, MS, RD

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
Stella Nash, MA, RD

$500 District Grant
Denver Dietetic Association

2015 Award Winners

Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award
Alena Clark

Outstanding Dietetics Student - DI Program
Frances Treat

Outstanding Dietetics Student - DPD Program
Alicia Cone

Emerging Dietetic Leader of the Year
Ashley Colpaart

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
Laura Yergler

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
Jamie Daugherty

Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year
Emily Lancaster

$500 District Grant
Denver Dietetic Association

2014 Awards

Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award
Melissa Wdowik

Outstanding Dietetics Student - DI Program
Alicia Hoffman

Outstanding Dietetics Student - DPD Program
Caitlin McCann

Emerging Dietetic Leader of the Year
Jenna Allen

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
Heather Kirby

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
Kathy McCool

Recognized Dietetic Technician of the Year
Ashley Whittemore

$500 District Grant
Southern Colorado Dietetic Association

$300 Member Scholarship
Ann Diker

$300 Member Scholarship
Holly Kramer

 

2013 Awards

Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award
Cindy Heiss, PhD, RD

Outstanding Dietetics Student - DI Program
Regina Hammond

Outstanding Dietetics Student - DPD Program
Nathalie Matamoros

Scholarship Recipients
Dustin Lee and Regina Hammond

2012 Awards

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
Kelly Ping, RD

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
Mary Lee Chin, MS RD

Outstanding Dietetics Student
Joanna Helm

Scholarship Recipients
Marcey Robinson, MS RD CSSD BCADM CDE

Katie Frushour  

2011 Awards

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
Alexandra Wilson, RD

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
Carol Berends, RD

Outstanding Dietetics Student
Margo Birkholz

Membership Recognition
Jessica O’Dwyer, RD

Scholarship Recipients
Jennifer Bowman, MS, RD & Kelsey Sekedat, RD 

2010 Awards

Outstanding Dietetic Student of the Year
April Sifford & Katy Martin

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
Alena Clark, PhD, RD

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
Shana Patterson, RD

2009 Awards

Outstanding Dietetic Student of the Year
Nathalia Trees

Emerging Dietetic Leader of the Year
Katie Standafer, MS, RD

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
Andrea Rouge, RD

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
Traci Thompson, MA, RD, CLT

2008 Awards

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
Athena Evans, RD

Emerging Dietetic Leader of the Year
Andrea Bernier, RD

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
Jessica Crandall, RD

2007 Awards

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
Paula Peirce, PhD, RD

Emerging Dietetic Leader of the Year
Carrie Schroeder McConnell, MA, RD

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
Sara Richardson, RD

2006 Awards

Outstanding Dietetic Student of the Year
Rebecca Staley

Emerging Dietetic Leader of the Year
Jenny Dean, MS, RD

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
Candice Dancho, MS, RD

Outstanding Dietetic Educator
Alana Cline, PhD, RD

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
Cathy Romaniello, MS, RD

2005 Awards

Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year
Andrea Carrothers, MS, RD

Emerging Dietetic Leader

Tecla Coleman, MS, RD

Outstanding Dietitian of the Year
Jamie Erskine, PhD, RD

Outstanding Dietetics Student
Tarah O'Malley