Georgianna Walker selected as 2014 Outstanding Dietetic Educator


Desiree Tande

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Georgianna Walker, MS, RD, LRD, New Rockford, North Dakota, has been selected as 2014 Outstanding Dietetic Educator in a Coordinated Program for the Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors Council Area 2. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) practice group recognizes outstanding efforts made by educators and preceptors each year. The NDEP practice group, Area 2 includes Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Georgianna was chosen for the award based on her achievements and outstanding letters of recommendation. Her students reported that Professor Walker "has served as a mentor to me and many of my classmates" and that her "prior experience as a dietitian and her commitment to her students makes her an outstanding instructor who is able to make a lasting impression on my education." In the classroom, another student appreciates that Professor Walker uses "a variety of creative manners to teach and apply the clinical information such as menu planning assignments, case studies, as well as numerous interactive class discussions." An alum reports that Georgianna "is approachable" and "open to student views and promotes full class involvement." Another alum reported that Professor Walker's "time and energy she put into providing feedback (on case studies) was like nothing I have ever experienced from a Professor during my undergraduate schooling." "Her door was always an open door and I would never hesitate to stop in for assistance."

Georgianna is an outstanding educator in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics and has been with the University of North Dakota for over seven years. She is also a leader in the dietetics profession and currently serves as Chair of the North Dakota Board of Dietetics Practice. Prior to joining the UND, she worked with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and was a Consultant Dietitian at multiple health care facilities in North Dakota. Georgianna will receive her award in Chicago, Illinois on March 27, 2014. Ms. Walker was nominated for the award by the North Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NDAND) and will also be recognized at their state meeting in Fargo, North Dakota on April 24, 2014.