Cory Eakins, MS, RDN, LDN
Cory Eakins, MS, RDN, LDN was named the Coordinator of Nutrition Services for WKU in May 2019. Eakins graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and completed the coordinated program’s dietetic internship. He returned to the University of Kentucky to complete a Master of Science degree in Nutritional Science with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition and Wellness in 2015.
Eakins uses a food first approach in order to help students through one-on-one counseling, individualized meal plans, nutrition education, group presentations, grocery shopping tours, and cooking demonstrations. Eakins takes a ‘food is fuel’ attitude with the student athletes at WKU using the TopFuel sports nutrition program. In addition to these responsibilities, Cory helps students with food allergies navigate the campus dining locations with allergy friendly menu options.
Office: Health Services Center, Rm 1072
Rachel Conley, BS, RDN
Rachel Conley, BS, RDN joined Cory in July as the Assistant Coordinator of Nutrition Services for WKU. Conley graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Business Management. She completed her dietetic internship through Iowa State University in July of 2019. Conley also offers one-on-one counseling, individualized meal plans, nutrition education, group presentations, grocery shopping tours, and cooking demonstrations for students, student athletes, faculty, and staff.
Conley works with the football team at WKU and takes a “Food is Fuel” approach in helping student athletes improve athletic performance through nutrition. In addition to these responsibilities, Rachel enjoys collaborating with other departments and programs on campus and, with the help of our student workers, promotes Hilltopper Nutrition’s services and events through social media marketing.
Office: Health Services Center, Rm 1071
Chloe Cecil: Nutrition Assistant
Rebecca Maxwell: Nutrition Assistant, WKU Campus Recreation & Wellness
Brooke Tackett: Nutrition Assistant
Andrew Thornquist: Nutrition Assistant, WKU Campus Recreation & Wellness