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Dale A. Seiberling Receives Ohio State Alumni Award

Sep. 15, 2014

Congratulations to CFAES alumnus Dale A. Seiberling of Granville, Ohio, who received the Ohio State University Alumni Association’s Professional Achievement Award during the group’s 2014 Alumni Awards Program Sept. 12 in Columbus.

The Professional Achievement Award is presented to alumni who have superb records of distinguished career accomplishments and who have made outstanding contributions to their professions. No more than three individuals are selected in any one year for this award.

From a 2013 CFAES Office of Development press release about Seiberling and his major contributions to our college:

“Dale Seiberling is a self-proclaimed Clean-in-Place (CIP) evangelist, having spent over 60 years in the dairy, beverage and pharmaceutical industries developing and applying CIP systems and technologies to any process designed to handle liquid or semi-fluid products or free-flowing dry granular materials.

“Sparked during his years at Ohio State as an undergraduate (B.S., 1950), graduate student (M.S., 1951) and instructor in dairy technology, his passion for process design moved Seiberling to endow the Dale Seiberling Professorship in Dairy and Food Engineering and gift the college’s Dairy Pilot Plant with a pilot-scale CIP system to be used for future research.

“Seiberling’s passion and impact, however, did not end there. His support continued this year when he chose to honor his late wife, Jean, for supporting him through the decades of his career by making a $588,000 commitment to endow the Jean F. Seiberling Graduate Research Assistantship Award in Food Engineering to support the Seiberling Professorship.”

Read the full press release here.

A complete list of Ohio State’s 2014 Alumni Award recipients is available here.