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Congratulations to the Food Science and Technology 2021 Distinguished Seniors

Feb. 19, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Twenty-five seniors have received the most prestigious undergraduate award at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

The Distinguished Senior Award honors top graduating seniors on the Ohio State Columbus campus who exemplify the CFAES mission in areas such as academics and scholarship, research and innovation, service and involvement, and influence and leadership.

“The 2021 recipients are our future innovators and leaders who have already made an impact within the academic environment at this university and beyond,” said Steven Neal, CFAES professor and associate dean for academic programs.

Listed below are the Distinguished Seniors from the Department of Food Science and Technology.

Department of Food Science and Technology
Philip Eberly, Food Science and Technology, Wooster, Ohio
Jacqui Fox, Food Science and Technology, Dayton, Ohio
Natalia Jaspeado Becerra, Food Science and Technology, Mexico City, Mexico

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s recognition of the CFAES Distinguished Seniors will occur on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, via a YouTube Premiere video beginning at 7 p.m. on the Ohio State—College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences YouTube channel. Vice President for Agricultural Administration and CFAES Dean Cathann A. Kress will recognize award recipients during this special event.

“Unfortunately, we will be unable to gather in person, but the safety of our community is our top priority,” Neal said. “However, this honor and these 25 students remain an important focus of our college. Their commitment to their education and dedication to their time as an undergraduate student will still be recognized via social media, professional networking platforms, and the YouTube Premiere video. We invite everyone to view the video on April 7.”