KON Member Spotlight
This feature on the KON Website highlights an outstanding campus member or alumni member who has contributed to the chapter or community in a significant way. Share your recent accomplishments and honors and/or newsworthy activities and success stories.
The Member Spotlight is by invitation or by nomination and is selected by staff. One outstanding member is highlighted each month.
A picture and short bio should accompany the nomination. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member Spotlight - September 2013
Elizabeth Miller is dietetic intern and graduate student in Sports Nutrition at Florida State University. In May 2013, Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with a concentration in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics from Tennessee Technological University. Graduating with honors and a perfect 4.0 GPA, Elizabeth was the recipient of the W.A. Howard Award, a finalist for the prestigious Derryberry Award, and was named the School of Human Ecology Outstanding Senior. She has been a member of Kappa Omicron Nu since 2011 and is also a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Elizabeth was the captain of the TTU Varsity Women's Cross Country and Track teams, was highly active in the Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics Club, and served as the Vice President of the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry.
At the end of her junior year, Elizabeth received two grants to conduct a sports nutrition education research study during her senior year. Elizabeth worked with the Men's and Women's Varsity Cross Country team, leading education sessions based on a variety of sports nutrition topics. Through pre and post-test surveys and diet recalls, the effects that the education had on the athletes' diet habits were determined. Elizabeth has presented her research, titled "Invest in Nutrition Education for Collegiate Athletes" at three professional conferences and has had her abstract published twice.
Following graduation from Florida State, Elizabeth aspires to begin a career as a Registered Sports Dietitian, working with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. She will obtain certification as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and eventually complete her PhD to pursue a research career focusing on Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.