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    • We are pleased to announce the 2022 OSU FST Hall of Distinction Inductees:
      Phillip Mueller, owner of Minerva Dairy
      Dr. Martin Okos, Professor, Purdue University
      John Richardson, Chairman of the Board, SugarCreek
  • Congratulations FST SU22 Graduates!

    Our summer 2022 graduating students have been given an opportunity to share with us some of their favorite memories of their time at Ohio State in this special edition newsletter. Many also took the opportunity to give a shoutout to those that supported them, befriended them, and helped make the journey one to remember.

      • Congratulations to Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores who was named the 2022 recipient of the American Dairy Science Association Award of Honor. The ADSA Award of Honor was created to recognize unusually outstanding and consistent contributions to the welfare of the association or distinguished service to the association. The award was presented during the ADSA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition, several students from the department participated in the research poster competition.
    • Congratulations FST SP22 Graduates!

      • Congratulations to Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores and Dr. Melvin Pascall on being named 2022 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Achievement Award recipients. Dr. Jimenez-Flores received the Excellence in Education Award in Honor of William V. Cruess and Dr. Melvin Pascall received the International Food Security Award in Honor of Bor S. Luh. They will be recognized during the IFT Annual Meeting this July in Chicago.
      • Dr. Monica Giusti was officially recognized as one of three 2021-2022 CFAES Distinguished Professors during the 2022 CFAES Awards program. In addition, Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores received the CFAES Innovator of the Year Award,  Dr. Luis Rodriguez-Saona received the CFAES Distinguished Teacher Award,  Dr. Brian Waters received the CFAES Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer, Dr.
      • Congratulations to FST undergraduate students Meegan Gould, Thania Ortiz-Santiago, Lydia Tantalo, and Emily Thimmes who have been named 2022 CFAES Distinguished Seniors. They are four of the twenty-six seniors who have received the most prestigious undergraduate award at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
      • Ohio State News featured a study recently published in the journal Food Quality and Preference that indicates perception can outrank taste buds in consumer sensory testing. Dr. Christopher Simons was the lead author of the study and co-authors included Dr. Maria Cotter, Morgan Whitecotton, and Dr. Devin Peterson. Dr.