Greetings from the School of Food Science!
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I’d like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation and gratitude to the many individuals who contribute to the success of the School of Food Science. The School has come a long way in just 4 short years since becoming a joint program.
First, I would like to thank our faculty and staff. The School of Food Science is comprised of many dedicated and hardworking individuals working together to develop and deliver our exceptional academic, research and extension programs.
Next, a thank you to our current students. The most important role of a university is to help students grow to reach their personal and career goals. We’re just like proud parents when our students get an internship, complete an undergraduate research project, enter a product development competition, or finish a tough class. Our students may not know this, but we always celebrate when they graduate and set off on their next adventure in life.
A big thank you goes to our alumni! We’re proud of your accomplishments and the part you play in advancing the science of food. You are representing us well in many companies and organizations across the globe.
Thank you to our friends and stakeholders in academia, industry, government and allied organizations. You’ve hired our students, opened your doors for plant tours, provided advice to improve our programs, gave our students confidence by talking with them at meetings, supported our research and extension programs, and much more! We wouldn’t be where we are today without your support.
Thank you to our many donors. We greatly appreciate your support of scholarships, fellowships, student travel, seminar speakers and research. Your generosity has been a vital component to the success of our students this past year, and they are very appreciative of your gifts.
We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like more information about our programs or have a suggestion as to how we communicate with you.
Everyone in the School of Food Science wishes you a wonderful holiday season!