Anne-Marie (Gillon) Wells, a Mississippi State University undergraduate student, received the Outstanding Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics Student award from the Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Wells, a senior Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, received the award March 21 at the annual meeting in Oxford. A resident of Philipp in Tallahatchie County, she was selected based on her grade point average, professional association involvement and service activities.

Sylvia Byrd, an associate professor and director of MSU's Didactic Program in Dietetics, said Wells was an ideal choice for this award.

"Gillon is an exceptional student with an inquisitive mind who exemplifies qualities of an outstanding professional, and she is highly qualified for this award," Byrd said.

"She will be completing her supervised practice and graduate degree through the Coordinated Program in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Mississippi."

Four Mississippi universities offer undergraduate programs in nutrition, and faculty and students in each are eligible for recognition by the Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.