Winthrop Human Nutrition Graduate Student Earns Scholarships
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Winthrop Human Nutrition Graduate Student Earns Scholarships

November 11, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Demetria Cox-Thomas was one of 20 recipients of a $5,000 Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Scholarship awarded by the commission at its October conference.
  • Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Cox-Thomas is a second-year graduate student in the human nutrition program.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA - Winthrop University Graduate Student Demetria Cox-Thomas will receive a $5,000 Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Scholarship, thanks to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.

She was one of 20 recipients of the scholarship awarded by the commission at its October conference.

Thomas also received a $200 scholarship from the Integrated and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group.

Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Cox-Thomas is a second-year graduate student in the human nutrition program. She serves on Winthrop’s Human Nutrition Student Advisory Board and is involved as a student member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on the national, state and local levels.

Other recent awards Cox-Thomas has received include the NCAND Taylor Soloff Scholarship and the Dietitians in Business and Communications Diversity Award. She works at Southminster Retirement Community as the community garden manager and is the executive director of Pop Up Produce, an organization that teaches Charlotte Mecklenburg School students how to grow food.

Her love for everything food comes from her late father who taught her how to cook and to grow her own food. Her future plans include completing her dietetic internship to receive her Registered Dietitian credential so she can work in the field on projects that connect nutrition and gardening. 

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or email longshawj@winthrop.edu.

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