Alumni Spotlight: Matt Krug
When he first arrived to K-State, Matt Krug wasn't sure where his studies would take him, until taking Intro to Food Science as an elective pointed him in the right direction. "I was interested in going to professional school to become a medical doctor, dentist, or optometrist," said Krug. "I decided to make food science my major because a food science degree is a good prerequisite to those professional schools, but also gives you a useful degree towards obtaining a good job upon completion of a bachelor's degree."
Mortar Board Selects New Members
Mortar Board Senior Honor Society at Kansas State University has selected its new members for the 2017-2018 school year. The 29 students are charged with upholding the organization's ideals of leadership, scholarship and service on the university campus and in the Manhattan community.
Congratulations to Megan Steward, food science, from Garden City, KS!
Food Science Students Initiated into Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest and most prestigious all-discipline honor society, recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. The new initiates are second semester juniors in the upper 7.5 percent of their class, seniors in the upper 10 percent of their class or outstanding graduate students in the top 10 percent of their class. Our congratulations goes out to:
- Elizabeth Weesner - senior food science and industry and pre-medicine - Leawood, KS
- Leanna Lester - master's student in food science - Marion, OH
New Silver Key Members
The 2017-2018 class of new members for Kansas State University's Silver Key honor society has been announced. Congratulations to Maci Rockers from Garnett, KS as being selected as a new member!
To be eligible for Silver Key, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average, be a 2016 high school graduate and in their freshman year at the university.
Silver Key provides service to the campus and the surrounding Manhattan community. Members organize and participate in a variety of community service projects each semester. Past projects have included hosting children from the Boys and Girls Club at a K-State men's basketball game, Sleep Out for the Homeless fundraiser benefiting the Manhattan Emergency Shelter, highway and neighborhood cleanup efforts, and Sunday afternoon visits to Stoneybrook, a senior living community in Manhattan.
Congratulations to the Food Science Undergraduate Mate Au Lait Protein Plus Team!
Conrad Kabus, Junior in Food Science, Mayla Kritski, Senior in Food Science and Karthik Sajith Babu, M.S. Graduate Student were selected as one of the top three teams in the 2017 National Dairy Council New Product Competition with their Mate Au Lait Protein Plus! We are extremely proud of our students and their hard work has paid off! Many thanks to Dr. Jayendra Amamcharla for his great job in advising this group!
The first-, second- and third-place winners will be announced on Tuesday June 27th, 2017 at the American Dairy Science Association Joint Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, UT. Congratulations!
K-State Outstanding Food Science Senior Award
Macy Sherwin is the recipient of the inaugural K-State Outstanding Food Science Senior Award sponsored by National Beef Packing Company. This award has been established to recognize a graduating (or recently graduated within the same academic year) senior in the Food Science & Industry Bachelor of Science degree program at Kansas State University who has excelled academically while making notable contributions to the sustained excellence of the Food Science program, the Food Science Institute (FSI), the College of Agriculture (COA), and the greater University community during their entire undergraduate academic program. A winner will be chosen each Spring semester and will receive a plaque along with a $1000 award from National Beef.
The Purple Passion Team were awarded the silver medal and 4th place overall at the Research Chef's Association Pastry Culinology Student Product Development Competition. Kyle Phalen, graduate student, Austin Weber, Erin Manville and Kyle Johnson, undergraduate students are part of the Purple Passion Team, we are so proud of them and for their amazing creation Puerto Rican Style Mango Rum Cake with Spice Mango Coulis.
The students are: Kyle Phalen - Graduate Student; Kyle Johnson, Erin Manville and Austin Weber - Undergraduate Students. The student advisor is Dr. Kelly Getty.