PITTSBURGH—Miriam Wilson, MS, RD, LDN, has been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award by the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Area Six Regional Practice Group. Wilson, of Zelienople, an assistant professor and director of CCAC’s Dietetic programs, received the award during the NDEP regional meeting held April 20 in Baltimore.
The purpose of the Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award program is to recognize teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty in dietetics education programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Wilson was nominated by one of her students and by her peers in the Pittsburgh Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received the award at the state level from the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, then went on to win the NDEP Area Six group, which comprises Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
“It really was an honor to know that your peers and students feel that you’re worthy of this award,” said Wilson.
According to Wilson, the CCAC Dietetic Technician program is somewhat unique as it is one of only about six programs in the nation that can be completed almost entirely online (with the exception of lab courses and supervised practice in a health care facility). About 25 percent of the current class at CCAC is made up of distance learning students, including individuals who live in California, Virginia and New York.
Find more information about the CCAC Dietetic Technician program.