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December Students of the Month: Kelly McCall and Grace Talbot

Posted on December 15th, 2014 by staff


Kelly McCall, School of Applied Sciences Graduate Student of the Month

Kelly McCall is a first year graduate student, pursuing her master’s degree in criminal justice from the Department of Legal Studies.  She graduated cum laude from Missouri State University in Springfield, holding a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She is currently a graduate assistant for the legal studies department.

“Kelly McCall has demonstrated outstanding performance as a research assistant in a qualitative research project,” said Dr. Linda Keena, associate professor of criminal justice. “Despite the eight hour travel to and from a Missouri prison, Kelly has brought enthusiasm and energy to the project, displaying an uncanny ability to develop rapport with those in the prison system. She exhibits the highest standards of ethical excellence.”


Grace Talbot, School of Applied Sciences Undergraduate Student of the Month

Grace Talbot is a junior undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management.  A native of Baton Rouge, Grace works at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center between semesters. She is an Ole Miss Ambassador, and a member of organizations such as the Phi Mu Sorority, Gamma Beta Phi, Ole Miss Student Dietetic Association, and the academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

“This past summer, Grace completed a summer internship at the Pennington Research Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge,” Dr. Kathy B. Knight said, associate professor of nutrition and hospitality management. “In September, her poster, Energy Density and Weight Loss in Diets Varying in Macronutrient Composition: Potential Impact on Obesity, won second place overall in the student poster section of the SEC University Symposium on Obesity Prevention.”