Posted by Emily Hart on 2011-03-09

Samford University professor Patricia Hart Terry was named a 2011 Outstanding Dietetics Educator by the American Dietetic Association (ADA) at the ADA regional practice group meeting March 4 in San Antonio, Texas.

                        Dr. Terry, who teaches dietetics and nutrition in Samford’s Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Department, was one of seven nationally recognized Didactic Program in Dietetics Directors to receive the award. In a letter from ADA President Judith Rodriguez, Terry was noted as one who “exemplifies the values of the Association and plays a vital role in leading the future of dietetics in serving as a role model to dietetics students.”

            The award recognizes the teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty and preceptors in dietetics education programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.

            Terry has been a member of the Samford faculty since 1990.




Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.