(Students of Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)


Students of Tennessee Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (STAND) was created in 2016 with dietetic students and interns in mind. In 2016, Temple Hughs served as the Student Representative on the Board of Directors, and the partnership between the two triumphed. TAND provides oversight of STAND through the appointment of a faculty adviser of the program where the president of STAND is enrolled as well as social media oversight by the TAND social media chair. For the 2018-2019 year, the STAND officers are Kecia Caldwell (President), Olyvia Norton (President-Elect), Mark Boron (Secretary), Ashley Mendez (Treasurer), and we have an open Social Media Chair position. Our goal is to connect dietetic students and interns across the state of Tennessee by encouraging networking and volunteering. We also work to empower and encourage dietetic students and interns to become future leaders in food and nutrition. With the help of our current faculty adviser, Dr. Lisa Sheehan-Smith, the DPD Director at Middle Tennessee State University, STAND looks forward to connecting our members using a student representative from each of the 11 DPD programs and 8 Dietetic Internships to coordinate our yearly events. For more information or questions, please email us at

STAND Officers

Kecia Caldwell – President 
Olyvia Norton – President Elect
Mark Boron – Secretary 
Ashley Mendez – Treasurer
Open – Social Media Chair


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