Black River Technical College of Nutrition and Food Service Management students passed the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) exam 100 percent.

Students who recently completed the Certificate of Proficiency or the Technical Certificate in Nutrition and Foodservice Management were able to register for the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) exam.

As certified nutrition managers, these students can work in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, acute hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, school feeding programs, and correctional facilities.

“I am proud of the students. You worked very hard to prepare for this exam. I recommend this outstanding achievement to them, ”explains Christian Derbes, Instructor of Nutrition and Foodservice.

Ramonda Housh, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health, added, “The programs’ success rate is really a result of Christina’s hard work and dedication to the students and the BRTC. It has switched this program from a traditionally delivered technical certificate to a certificate of proficiency with the option of a traditional or online delivery format. This has enabled students from across the country to take up employment in one semester. These changes were not made without a significant amount of work from Christina. I am grateful for their forward thinking and determination to offer such a successful program at BRTC, and I am proud of our graduates and their success. “

For more information on the Nutrition and Food Service Management Program, contact Dana Clay, Academic Advisor on Allied Health, at (870) 248-4000 ext. 4150 or [email protected].

BRTC is a two-year community college in Pocahontas and Paragould that offers associates degrees and certificates in general, technical and professional education. The college is home to one of the state law enforcement training academies and firefighting academies.