Ogden dietetics student named College of Human Ecology student commencement speaker
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
MANHATTAN — Jennifer Morris, who will graduate in December in dietetics, has been selected to represent her fellow graduates at the Kansas State University College of Human Ecology commencement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in Bramlage Coliseum.
Morris will speak on "Your attitude determines your altitude."
"I am passionate about dietetics and the College of Human Ecology," Morris said. "I value the commitment that our college has to focus first on people."
Morris, Ogden, is completing her dietetic clinical internship at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Leavenworth and hopes to work with the VA after becoming a registered dietitian/nutritionist.
She was a food service specialist in the U.S. Army from 2003 to 2010. She served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, for 26 months.
At Kansas State University, she was an undergraduate teaching assistant and is a member of the Kappa Omicron Nu honor society, the Student Dietetic Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a certified personal trainer and also has certification in ServSafe, CPR and automated external defibrillator, or AED.
Morris has done volunteer work with the Davita Maize Dialysis Center, Valley View Senior Life in Junction City and Kansas Food Bank in Wichita.