Celebrating a Milestone

Food science program recognizes 50th anniversary

The food science program at the University of Missouri celebrates its 50th anniversary this fall. Activities are planned for the weekend of Sept. 1-2, 2017, to bring alumni and friends back to campus to celebrate this milestone.

Festivities kick off with an open house in Eckles Hall and the W.C. Stringer Wing on the MU campus from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. An informal social hour will follow at 5 p.m. in the foyer of Eckles Hall, with dinner at 6 p.m. in the Café in the W.C. Stringer Wing. A plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary will be unveiled after remarks by representatives of the faculty and administration.

Events resume Saturday, Sept. 2, with a breakfast for alumni and current students from 7:30-9 a.m. in the Café. The open house continues from 8 a.m. until noon. Hear about the “Past, Present, and Future of the Food Science Program” at 9:15 a.m. in Room 113 of Eckles Hall.

It’s an exciting time in the field of food science, organizers said.

“The future of food science students is very bright as new and exciting opportunities continue to open up in research and development and globalization of food industries and food regulations,” said Azlin Mustapha, professor of food science.

The food science program is housed in the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering, which is part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at MU.

Alumni and friends of the food science program can register for the upcoming events at cafnralumni.com/foodsci50.

Organizers also invite those interested to send a message or memory about their experiences as food science students or faculty members, to supplement a guest book that will be on-site for the events. Please fill out this form to share memories, favorite classes, funny stories, where your food science degree has taken you since graduation, photos and more.