Dietitians should “never lose sight” of their patients and
remember that they have a rare opportunity to change lives, according
to the keynote speaker for the 23rd Annual
North Oaks Dietetic InternshipCommencement Ceremony that was held June 9 at the
E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center in Hammond.
Businesswoman Rebecca Lee, who is a 2008 graduate of the program and a
registered dietitian, delivered the message to graduates Maureen Rogers
Breaux, Gonzales; Danielle Marie DeLeon, Tampa, Florida; Spenser Lea Ford
and Elizabeth Anne Whitman, Thibodaux; Brian Robert Longabardi, East Meadow,
New York; and Julia Elizabeth Palmisano, Kenner.
The North Oaks Dietetic Internship Program offers qualified individuals
a unique opportunity to attain eligibility for the Registration Examination
for Dietitians through 1 year of supervised experience.
Whitman received the Mary Nelson Award, given by the Dietetic Internship
faculty for exceptional work, enthusiastic attitude, dedication to the
dietetic profession and academic excellence. The award is given in memory
of the late Mary Nelson, who was a professor in dietetics at Southeastern
Breaux was the recipient of the “Always Remembering Others”
Award, given in honor of North Oaks Patient Representative Dannye Young
Taylor by her husband, Dr. Rodney Taylor.
She also received the Carol Bertrand Award for Excellence, given by the
Southeast District Dietetic Association. The award was created in memory
of the late Bertrand, who was a registered dietitian and graduate of North
Oaks’ second Dietetic Internship class.
For more information about the North Oaks Dietetic Internship, contact
the program office at (985) 230-6548.