Excellence in Education Award in Honor of William V. Cruess

Partner: Northern California Section IFT

Achievement Award Description: Awarded for achieving excellence in teaching food science and technology.

Award: $3,000 honorarium from IFT and a bronze medal from Northern California Section IFT.

Eligibility: Individuals with at least five years’ experience in university teaching in a department offering a bachelor’s degree in food science, food technology, or the equivalent.

Award Criteria: Nominations should include the following criteria: (1) mastery of subject matter; (2) ability to communicate the principles and practices of food processing and preservation; (3) enthusiasm for the field of food science and technology as a profession; (4) ability to stimulate students to select a professional career in food science and technology; and (5) ability to advise students.

Materials to Submit:

  • Nomination Statement (this is required and must not be more than one typed page.) that should include examples of nominee’s excellence in teaching food science and technology and reflect award criteria.
  • Up to a total of five letters signed by students, former students, or groups of students who have taken (a) course(s) taught by the Nominee. Each letter should not exceed one typed page. Courses taught by the nominee must deal directly with food science or food technology. Letters should discuss one or more of the following criteria: (1) mastery of subject matter; (2) ability to communicate the principles and practices of food processing and preservation; (3) enthusiasm for the field of food science and technology as a profession; (4) ability to stimulate students to select a professional career in food science and technology; and (5) ability to advise students.
  • Up to two one-page letters from professional colleagues and administrators addressing examples of nominee’s excellence in teaching food science and technology and reflect award criteria.

The submissions for the 2022 Achievement Awards are now closed.

2021: John Coupland

2020: Martha Verghese

2019: M. Monica Giusti

2018: Luis Rodriguez-Saona

2017: Soo-Yeun Lee

2016: Ronald Pegg

2015: Gabriel Keith Harris

2014: F. Xavier Malcata

2013: Mark A. Harrison

2012: Nicki Engeseth

2011: Jeff Culbertson

2010: E. Allen Foegeding

2009: Mukund Karwe

2008: Stephanie Doores

2007: Ronald Earl Wrolstad

2006: Robert L. Shewfelt

2005: Brian E. Farkas

2004: Wayne T. Iwaoka

2003: John H. Rupnow

2002: S. Suzanne Nielsen

2001: Shelly J. Schmidt

2000: Richard D. Ludescher

1999: Karen M. Schaich

1998: Richard W. Hartel

1997: Faye M. Dong

1996: Grady W. Chism III

1995: John B. Allred

1994: Peggy M. Foegeding

1993: Michael E. Mangino

1992: Daniel E. Carroll, Jr.

1991: Paul A. Lachance

1990: James W. Berry

1989: Howard A. Morris

1988: Mark A. Uebersax

1987: J. Ian Gray

1986: John W. Erdman, Jr.

1985: Norman N. Potter

1984: C. Anton Ernstrom

1983: James L. Oblinger

1982: John J. Powers

1981: Richard L. Merson

1980: Roy Arnold

1979: Theodore P. Labuza

1978: Owen R. Fennema

1977: Rose Marie Pangborn

1976: Fergus M. Clydesdale

1975: Charles M. Stine

1974: Elizabeth F. Stier

1973: John R. Whitaker

1972: Edward E. Burns

1971: Clifford E. Samuels

1970: Marcus Karel