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    • The department graduated 29 undergraduate students, 4 Masters students, and 2 PhD’s during the spring semester graduation. Congratulations and best of luck to our new alumni.
    • During our department’s spring semester graduation party, a number of awards were announced including:
    • Rob Hallinan received the 2019 Pamela Parker Garten and Tom Parker graduate scholarship. Amy Andes and Emily Campbell received the 2018-201 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.
    • There were a number of awards and honors for students, faculty, and supporters of our department at the CFAES Celebration of Students event. The event was dedicated to FST adjunct faculty member Dr.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores who has received a 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Educator Award. He will be recognized during the NATCA Conference this June. One of the central purposes of NACTA is to recognize those individuals whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education
    • Congratulations to the following faculty on their 2019 IFT Achievement Award. Dr. Valente Alvarez will receive the Bor S. Luh International Award, Dr. Mary Kay Pohlschneider will receive the Elizabeth Fleming Stier Award, Dr. Ahmed Yousef will receive the Gerhard Haas Award, Dr. Ken Lee will receive the Myron Solberg Award, and Dr. Monica Giusti will receive the William V. Cruess Excellence in Teaching Award.
    • We welcome Dr. Osvaldo Campanella to the department as the Carl E. Haas Endowed Chair in Food Industries. Dr. Campanella holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and a PhD in Food Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He has served as faculty in the Department of Food Technology, Massey University where he focused his research on Food Engineering, Heat Transfer Modeling, Food Extrusion, Rheology and Dairy Technology.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Phil Minerich on receiving a 2019 CFAES Distinguished Alumni Award.  He received his BS in Food Science from OSU in 1976 and will be will be honored at the CFAES Alumni Awards Luncheon on March 2nd at the Fawcett Event Center in Columbus.
    • Dr. Yael Vodovotz’s functional food research was recently featured in Agri-Pulse.
    • Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores served as an organizer and participant in the recent 3rd Annual Forum of Milk and Health in Mexico City.
    • Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk was recently interviewed in an article about cell-based meat. Click here to read the article.
    • The department recently hosted over 100 students and guests for the department’s annual scholarship dinner. This past year over $128,000 was awarded in scholarships to 65 students from the department.
    • Dr. Yael Vodovotz and the CAFFRE program were on hand with CFAES and the James at the Farm Science Review to receive a check from the Growing the Cure Cooperatives.
    • We are pleased to announce the 2018 OSU FST Hall of Distinction recipients:
      Dr. John Litchfield
      Mr. Carl Obenauf
      Mr. William Spain
      Dr. Ira Gould – posthumous
      Mr. Lester Stauffer – posthumous

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