The future is bright for registered dietitians, the
North Oaks Medical Center
Dietetic Internship Program’s 2019 graduating class were told during a ceremony Thursday,
June 6, at the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, located within
North Oaks Diagnostic Center.
Graduates and leaders of the North Oaks Dietetic Internship are pictured
above. They include: Nutritional Services Director Ann McDaniel-Hall;
graduates Brittney Rodriguez, Catherine Thomas, Brooke Bernier, Brenna
Breaux, Ashley Eusea, Darien Loup, Allison Junca, Caitlin Bascle; and
Dietetic Internship Director Leslie Ballard. Not pictured is Jacob Lalanne.
Several graduates were honored during the event. Thomas received the Mary
Nelson Award that is given by the Dietetic Internship faculty for exceptional
work and enthusiastic attitude, dedication to the dietetic profession
and academic excellence.
Breaux received the Carol Bertrand Award for Excellence. The award was
created in memory of the late Bertrand, who was a registered dietitian
and graduate of North Oaks’ second Dietetic Internship class.
Dr. Rodney Taylor presented the Dannye Young Taylor “Always Remembering
Others” Award in honor of his wife to Eusea in recognition of selfless
assistance of others.
Registered Dietitian Cathy Carmichael of the Pennington Biomedical Research
Center provided the keynote speech and told the graduates that health
care and changing technology will offer them many opportunities.
Since 1994, the North Oaks Dietetic Internship Program has offered qualified
individuals a unique opportunity to attain eligibility for the Registration
Examination for Dietitians through one year of supervised experience.
For more information about the North Oaks Dietetic Internship, contact
the program office at (985) 230-6548.