Since joining the School of Nutrition in January 2012, Dr. Nick Bellissimo has had a great impact on his students, colleagues, and department. His students appreciate his overall intellect, subject knowledge, and “open door” policy, as many approach him for school guidance, career advice, and mentorship. Dr. Bellissimo established the Food Intake Regulation & Satiety Testing laboratory, an experimental learning setting which provides students with the opportunity to be involved in real clinical experimental sessions. He goes above and beyond his responsibilities, spending time in the lab to ensure student success. The successes of his students in securing academic scholarships, dietetic internships, graduate school, and leadership roles in the food industry are a testament to his commitment to teaching excellence and his position as a role model in the nutrition field.