Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Honors HESC Grads Webb, Steen

Bumpers College and the School of Human Environmental Sciences swept the major awards at this year's Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meeting with Laura Wasson (left) being named the top student, Haley Webb (middle) the top young dietitian and Timothy Steen the top intern.
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Bumpers College and the School of Human Environmental Sciences swept the major awards at this year's Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics meeting with Laura Wasson (left) being named the top student, Haley Webb (middle) the top young dietitian and Timothy Steen the top intern.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Two U of A graduates were recently honored by the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics at its annual state meeting in Little Rock.

Haley Webb and Timothy Steen both earned degrees in human nutrition and hospitality innovation from the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Science's School of Human Environmental Sciences with a concentration in human nutrition and dietetics. Webb earned her bachelor's degree in 2015 and Steen in 2018.

Webb was honored by the Arkansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year and Steen was named the Outstanding Dietetic Intern for the year.

Webb is the administrative training dietitian/education associate for nutrition and food services at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Steen is completing his internship with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock.

At the same meeting, Laura Wasson received the academy's Outstanding Dietetics Student Award, marking the sixth time in seven years a Bumpers College student has earned the state's top dietetic award.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The academy has over 100,000 credentialed practitioners — registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, registered and other dietetics professionals holding undergraduate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics, and students — and is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu

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