Winter 2002     Vol. 10, Issue 1
CECHE's 2002 UDC Nutrition Scholarship Winners Honored

Professor Prema Ganganna and her scholarship committee at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) awarded three CECHE Nutrition and Food Science Scholarships for the academic year 2002. The awardees were honored at a ceremony in April 2002 and included:

Lisa D. Bethea
Lisa D. Bethea, a junior in UDC’s Nutrition and Food Science Program who intends to pursue a dietetic internship, become a registered dietitian and work with schools to develop nutritionally balanced diets for school lunch programs. Bethea also plans to develop an outreach program to motivate underprivileged children and adults to make better food choices and improve their nutritional status.

Kathleen A. McGrath, also a junior in the Nutrition and Food Science Program and a regular dean’s list candidate with a GPA of 3.7. The recipient of a master’s degree from Georgetown University, McGrath is studying at UDC to fulfill her dream of becoming a registered dietitian. Her long-term goal is to work in a hospital setting to educate patients about a healthy diet and lifestyle as a means of preventing nutrition-related diseases such as cancer, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases and obesity.

Abdallah Mkanda, a sophomore majoring in Nutrition and Food Science. On UDC’s dean’s list with a GPA of 3.6, Mkanda’s immediate goal is to become a dietitian/nutritionist, pursue graduate studies in nutrition or pharmacy, and work in a hospital or clinical setting to provide nutrition consultation to patients. Keen on improving food quality in general and food safety in particular, his long-term goal is to become a food technologist and work to improve food production and decrease environmental health standards.

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