Allen Foegeding Honored by IFT

May 18, 2010


Mindy Weinstein

Allen Foegeding Honored by IFT

CHICAGO – Allen Foegeding, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University, has been selected as the winner of the 2010 William V. Cruess Award by the Institute of Food Technologists, a not-for-profit international society with members working in food science, technology and related professions. 

The William V. Cruess award is given yearly to an IFT member who has achieved excellence in teaching food science and technology. The award will be presented at IFT’s Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago, IL on July 17th 2010, and includes a $3,000 honorarium from IFT and a bronze medal from the Northern California Section of IFT.

Foegeding has served as a mentor for students at every step of their education process, leading courses which are designed to appeal to a wide variety of learning styles. Foegeding uses novel teaching methods to nurture his students’ analytical abilities, training them to critically assess published materials and helping them to improve their evaluation skills. His multidisciplinary approach ensures that his students are well-rounded, critical thinkers. Foegeding has also served as a leader for his department’s college bowl teams, which have won multiple national championships. His leadership extends beyond the classroom, as well; he has been instrumental in developing the current IFT Education Standards for Degrees in Food Science, and chaired the Committee on Higher Education during the implementation of these standards.

IFT recognizes the many accomplishments that individuals and organizations have made to advance the food science industry and to help ensure safe, affordable, and nutritious foods to the world.  To honor these individuals and organizations, the IFT Awards Program was created. This program grants awards, fellowships, and prizes for outstanding accomplishments in all areas of food science and technology, administering 14 Achievement Awards, the Marcel Loncin Research Prize, and the IFT Fellows program.  A complete list of Award Winners can be found on the IFT Web site at: