Alumni Achievement Award
Constance G. Mueller, M.S. ’84
Food Service Director Emerita, District 87
Connie Mueller holds a master’s in Family and Consumer Sciences, where she taught eight years and served as preceptor for the ISU Dietetics Internship Program. She retired after 16 years as Bloomington District 87’s school nutrition director.
A member of the School Nutrition Association (SNA), she served as the Midwest regional director. She is chair of the SNA Governing Council, the SNA media spokesperson, and Illinois SNA past president. She chairs the American Dietetic Association (ADA) School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group.
Mueller served on the National Advisory Council of the National Food Service Management Institute. She is the SNA author for the Joint Position Paper of the American Dietetic Association, the SNA, and the Society for Nutrition Education on Comprehensive Nutrition Services.
She received the 1998 SNA FAME Award for Silver Rising Star; the 2004 Award of Excellence for Outstanding Management, Leadership, and Innovation from the ADA; and the 2005 Award of Excellence in Management Practice from the American Dietetic Association Foundation.
She was ISU’s 2010 Outstanding Alumni for the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, as well as 2010 Illinois School Nutrition Director of the Year.