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March 15, 2002

Faculty and staff honors

– Bridget Williams, leadership coordinator for Purdue University's Office of the Dean of Students, has been awarded the Emerging Professional Award from Ohio State University. The award is presented annually to a recent alumnus of the Higher Education and Student Affairs Graduate Program at Ohio State. It recognizes the potential for significant contribution to the field of higher education. The award will be presented at the American College Personnel Association Convention in Long Beach, Calif., on Tuesday (3/19). Williams graduated from Purdue in 1998. She received her master's degree from Ohio State in 2001.

– Phil Nelson, head of Purdue University's Department of Food Science, was named the Mid-America Food Processors Association's Person of the Year. Nelson received the H.D. Brown Award March 6 at the organization's annual meeting in Indianapolis. He is the current and founding head of the 17-year-old Department of Food Science. His innovation of aseptic processing has enabled manufacturers to produce high-quality not-from-concentrate juice year-round. The award, which began in 1968, is named for an early innovator in food science, H.D. Brown, who taught for many years at Ohio State University. Nelson earned his bachelor's degree and doctorate at Purdue and is the current president of the Institute of Food Technologists.

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