Victoria Irons, SDA Receive Dietetic Association Awards

Posted by Emily Hart on 2011-03-24

Victoria Irons, a Samford University senior nutrition and dietetics major from Huntsville, Ala., received the Outstanding Senior Dietetics Student award the annual Alabama Dietetic Association (ALDA) meeting March 17 in Montgomery, Ala.

As president of the Samford Student Dietetic Association, Irons also accepted the award for Outstanding Student Association on behalf of the SDA.

Irons said she honored to be a part of “such an incredible and qualified organization” and could not wait to share the news with her fellow students.

“It was an amazing accomplishment for Samford to win the Outstanding Student Association at the ALDA meeting for the fourth year in a row,” Irons said.  “Samford was up against schools like Alabama and Auburn for this award.  Receiving this award speaks volumes about the dedication, passion and drive of the Samford students in the nutrition and dietetics program.”

Irons also said, “The SDA is an incredible organization.  However, the SDA would not be what it is today without our remarkable professors. Two of our professors have been nationally recognized for their hard work and dedication to the field of nutrition.  It is an honor to be their students.”

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