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2018 NDAS Alumni Brunch – Sunday, February 25, 2018

The annual Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Society Brunch will be held on Sunday, February 25 from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of The Nittany Lion Inn. This is a great opportunity to network with other nutritional sciences alumni, become acquainted with nutritional sciences students and faculty members, and enjoy the University Park campus.

The program will include:

11:00 a.m.– Noon: Brunch and networking
Noon –1:00 p.m.: A department update and awards presentation
12:30 p.m.–1:00p.m.: Special Presentation: Connie Rogers, Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences and Physiology

Formal invitations will be mailed to alumni in early 2018. For more information, contact Lindsey Zapletal at or 814-867-4312.

The 2017 Nutrition Alumni Brunch was a Success!

Thank you to everyone who traveled to University Park to attend the Nutrition Alumni Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 25 at the Nittany Lion Inn. Our annual brunch featured a speed networking event for students, award presentations, a department update.

Speed Networking Event

The speed networking event provided career advice for students.

View a list of alumni who participated in the speed networking event, along with their bios.

The alumni participants provided students with a brief summary of their careers in nutrition and then spent a majority of the time answering questions from students on career choices and how to prepare for a successful career.

If you are interested in serving on a future career panel or participate in a speed networking event, please contact Barbara Kochanowski, NDAS president, at or Kristi Stoehr, assistant director of alumni relations, at

Guest Speaker, David Frankenfield, M.S., R.D.

David Frankenfield, M.S., R.D., Chief Clinical Dietician, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, provided the brunch attendees with an overview of the fascinating research that he is conducting.

David Frankenfield

Congratulations to our Award Winners!

Congratulations to the following individuals who were award recipients this year. Their awards were presented at the Alumni Brunch from NDAS Co-Vice Presidents Gwen Choder and Alex Hast.

John E. Smith Outstanding Senior in Nutrition Award – Jennifer Dang `15

Jennifer Dang Award

Outstanding Nutrition Alumni Award – David Frankenfield, M.S., R.D.

David Frankenfield Award

Save the Date!

The next Nutrition Alumni Brunch will take place on Sunday, February 25, 2018.

NDAS Board Members

A special thank you to some of our Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni Society board members for attending the brunch and helping to make the event a huge success!

2016 NDAS board members

"Like" us on Facebook

We now have a Nutritional Sciences Alumni Facebook page: "Like" us and stay connected with NDAS and the Nutritional Sciences department.

Interested in being more involved in NDAS?

The NDAS board is looking for volunteers who would like to become a member of one of our committees - Mentoring, Awards or Communications. This is a great opportunity for you to help grow the NDAS and get to know fellow PSU nutrition alumni. If you are interested in joining a committee and would like to learn more about it, please email the NDAS President, Barbara Kochanowski at


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