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David Conti
| Thursday, May 25, 2006 12:00 a.m

Mary Alice Gettings

Age: 44.

Residence: Cranberry, Butler County.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Penn State University; master’s degree in technical and science communications from Drexel University.

Occupation: A registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, Gettings is a nutrition and food safety educator at the Penn State Cooperative Extension in Monaca, Beaver County.

Noteworthy: Honored by the Pennsylvania Dietetic Association with a Keystone Award at its annual meeting.

Activities: Teaches food safety programs to restaurant workers and other groups in Beaver and Butler counties; hosts a live monthly show on radio station WBVP-AM in Beaver Falls.

Quote: “People say they don’t have time to volunteer, but anybody can and should because you get so much more out of it than you put in.”

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