Dr. William M. Roberts, 90, died April
12, 2005, at
Springmoor Retirement Community in Raleigh. Born in Sharon, Tennessee, on November 2,
1914, he was
the son of the late William Vaughn Roberts and Vera Moore Roberts. Dr. Roberts was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and the University of Minnesota, where he earned an M.S. and a Ph.D.
Following that, he moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he was on the faculty in the
Dairy Department at the University of Tennessee. In 1943, Dr. Roberts moved to Raleigh, NC, where he was on the faculty at N.C.StateUniversity from 1943-1980. During that time, he
served in the Dairy Manufacturing Section in administration, research,
teaching, and extension. He was instrumental in helping to create the
Food Science Department in 1961, and he became the first head of the
department where he served until his retirement in 1980.
Over the years, Dr. Roberts worked through NC State University
to assist the dairy industry in North Carolina. Professionally, he received
numerous awards and honors and was the author of many publications. He
served as President of the American Dairy Science Association. He was
elected a Fellow of both the American Association for Advancement of
Science and the Institute of Food Technologies. In 1969, he was a member of the
panel at the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health. He spent
the summer of 1979 working in Vienna, Austria, for the United Nations Industrial Organization.In
1982, Dr. Roberts was featured in PEOPLE magazine. He
was considered to be a pioneer in aseptic processing and packaging
technology and was instrumental in bringing ultra high temperature
technology used in beverage packaging to the United States. From 1980-84, Dr. Roberts served as a Vice President of
Dairyman, Inc., in Louisville, Kentucky, after which he again retired and
returned to Raleigh.
Tanyel graduated in December with a B.S. and has been employed by Quest
International Turkey, Trend Foods in Istanbul.She will be
in charge of the Flavor Application Lab.
Pablo Coronel and his wife Ana welcomed their healthy new daughter
Amanda into the world on February 13, 2005.She arrived
at 7 lbs, 9 oz.Congratulations!
Dr. Chris Daubert and his wife Katie welcomed their healthy son
Benjamin Hayden into the world on January 13, 2005.He weighed
in at 7 lbs.Congratulations!
Hedrick received an “Award for
Excellence” from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.This award recognizes Karl’s many contributions to the faculty, staff
and students of our department.Congratulations Karl!
Dr. Dany Doucet, a recent Ph.D.,
graduate was selected for the Kenneth R. Keller Award for excellence in
We are very proud of the
faculty members who were recognized and awarded by the Institute of Food Technologists.
Allen is the 2005 winner of the
Babcock-Hart Award given for research contributions in nutrition and public
MaryAnne Drake is the 2005 winner of
the Samuel Cate Prescott Award given to a young scientist for outstanding
research contributions (less than 35 years old or less than 10 years from
receipt of their Ph.D.)
Farkas is the 2005 winner of the
William V. Cruess Award for excellence in teaching.
Ward was elected as an IFT Fellow.Election as an IFT Fellow is a unique
professional distinction conferred on individuals of outstanding and
extraordinary qualifications and experience for their overall contributions in
the field of food science and technology.
Congratulations to Dr. Todd Klaenhammer who has been
selected to serve as a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer.As a Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Klaenhammer
will have an opportunity to speak at various Sigma Xi chapters around the
Food Science Club Wine and Cheese Social
By: Alissa Caudle
The annual Wine and Cheese Social, hosted by the Food
Science Club, was a huge success.The
event was held on April 2, 2005 in Glance Gallery located in downtown Raleigh.The theme of
this year’s event was, “Los Colores de Vino” , which
showcased a variety of different wine pairings.Wines from areas of Latin
America, Portugal, Spain, and Mexico were paired with different types of cheeses and
traditional Latin dishes, including beef, pork, chicken, and vegetarian
entrees.The food was provided by
members of the Wine and Cheese committee, and dishes such as beef empanadas,
fiesta shrimp skewers, and chocolate mousse were enjoyed by everyone.There was a very impressive turn-out of 99
guests, including students, faculty, staff, and guests.Thank you to all faculty and staff who
turned out to make this event another success.Alleson Dobson and Christina Stam co-chaired the Wine and Cheese
The Annual Hotdog Lunch this year was held in the evening on April 21, 2005 in PullenPark.About 70 people including students, faculty,
staff, lots of children chowed down on hotdogs and
hamburgers.Other activities were bingo
and softball games.
The Annual Awards Banquet, sponsoredby the Food Science Club, SDFRC and
Phi Tau Sigma as held at the University Club on April 13.After a delightful reception and dinner the
program began.Many awards, graduate and
undergraduate scholarships and fellowships were announced.Among those were the Gaann Biotechnology
Fellowship which was awarded to Erika Pfeiler; Alleson Dobson received the NIH
Biotechnology Training Grant, Tri Duong was awarded the NSF-IGERT Fellowship in
functional genomics, Mary Whetstineand
Jacob Thompson each received the M.E. Franks Scholarship and Gary Matsey received
the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.The Food Science Club awarded their Outstanding Undergraduate Award to
Leila Valamejad, their Outstanding Graduate Award to Mary Whetstine the
Outstanding Service Award to Dr. Lynn Turner and the Outstanding Instructor
Award to Dr.K.P. Sandeep.
The John L. Etchells 11th
Memorial Lecture was April 13, 2005 at the NC State University Club.Dr. Etchells was a renownedprofessor at NCSU and an expert in
microbiology,chemistry and processing
of pickled vegetables.
addition to a reception and tribute to Dr. Etchells, speaker Dr. Robert E.
Brackett presented a lecture.The title
of this lecture was “Germs, Genes and ALOPS: Changing Concepts in Microbial
Food Safety.Dr. Brackett is the
Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), USFood and
Dr. R.E. Brackett
Duong, Ph.D. graduate student will receive the IFTSA Achievement Award during
the annual meeting in New Orleans.This award honors student
members who have demonstrated outstanding service to their student chapter and
are studentleaders.Congratulations Tri!
to the NSCU College Bowl team - Southeast
The weekend of April 10 the team and spectators traveled to the
University of Kentucky to compete in the Southeast Area College Bowl Tournament. The team beat
Virginia Tech and University of Kentucky in an undefeated march to the championship! Becky
Beyler, Catherine Conway, Jamie Isenhood, and Mary Whetstine competed this
weekend and were supported by their teammates: Matthew Ballard, Andrea Krause,
Katie Paske, Yifat Yaniv, and Coach Foegeding. A big thanks
to the team's cheering section which included Alissa Caudle, Carol D’lima,
Joanna Foegeding, Andriana Schirack, and Stelios Viazis. Next, the team
will be competing at the national level at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans on Monday night! GREAT JOB team! Everyone
looks forward to cheering you on at nationals!
Oblinger Installed as NCSU’s 13th
Dr. James L. Oblinger, a food scientist, was
installed as NC State’s 13th chancellor on April 20, 2005at Reynolds Coliseum.Approximately 1,200 dignitaries, faculty, staff and students
participated in the ceremony.Among
those who spoke of NC State’s promising future were NC Governor Mike Easley,
UNC System President Molly Broad, Duke University President Richard Brodhead,
Board of Governors member and alumnus William Burns Jr., and outgoing NC State
Board of Trustees Chair Peaches G. Blank.Former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Burley
Mitchell administered the other of office.
Graduation was on Saturday, May 14
at in the RBCCenter.Afterward,
the department held a more personal graduation ceremony at the University Club.The recipients of Bachelor of Science in Food
Science were Brittany Adeeyo, Catherine Conway, David Easter, Mary Ellington,
Haley Good, Jacob Thompson, Leila Valanejad and Allison Watkins.The Nutritional Science Bachelor of Science
graduates advised by Dr. Jon Allen were Brittany Adeeyo, Theresa Albert,
Trent Bishop, Laura Cooper, Beatrice Criveanu, Jaclyn DeVita, Jonathan Fisher,
Elizabeth Hinson, Jackie Illuminate, Jacqueline Markham, Nicole Manion, Sarah
Manning, Carolyn Menzie, Sayuri Noehl, Kristina Price, Susannah Reason, Andrea
Samper, Jesse Simpson, Emily Townsend and Mary Wilson.
Nutritional Science Bachelor of Science graduates advised by Dr. Sarah Ash were
Abigall Corry, Julie David, Gulshan Karamchandani, Chrita Laclaire, Jacqueline
Larson, Maggie Mattis, Emily Mead and Ashley Swinson.
Master of Science in Food Science degrees were conferred on Sahana Adhikari,
Julie Omishakin and Beryl Krinsky.
who graduated with a Doctorate in Food Science were Eugene Ahlborn, Lynette
Johnston, Lisa Barrangou, Jack Davis, Dany Doucet and Matthew McGuffey.