Bachelors Degrees > Teachers College, Henderson > Family and Consumer Science
Ms. Whelchel began teaching at Henderson
in the Fall of 2008. She serves as the director of the didactic program in
dietetics. The program has been granted initial accreditation from the
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000,
Chicago, IL 60606-6995 (phone: 800/877-1600). Courses under Ms. Whelchel’s
instruction include: Nutrition, Community and Life Cycle Nutrition, Advanced
Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Food Economics, Nutrition Services Administration,
Experimental Food Science, and Senior Seminar in Dietetics.
Whelchel received her BS in Family and Consumer Sciences, Dietetics
specialization, from HSU in 2004. She completed her dietetic internship
through Louisiana Tech University in 2005 and then went on to obtain her MS
in Nutrition Education and Health Promotion from Florida State University in
2006. During her internship, Ms. Whelchel was awarded the Louisiana Dietetic
Association’s statewide award for Outstanding Dietetic Intern. While a student
at HSU, she was a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society and the Lady Reddie
cross country team, earning NCAA All-American honors.
coming to Henderson, Ms. Whelchel worked as the Campus Dietitian for Aramark
at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Her interests
include running marathons (2011 & 2013 Boston qualifier), road cycling,
swimming, long-distance triathlons, and her Holland lop rabbit Doppler. She
was inducted into the Reddie Sports Hall of Honor in the fall of 2011 and completed Ironman Couer d'Alene in 2013.