News & Events


The Partnership for Food Safety Education Announces Clemson University Student as Conference Scholarship Recipient

New Research Could Lead to Safer Football Helmets



Industry Executive Named Chairman of FNPS Department


Clemson Food Science Team Receives Funding to Develop Biosensors for Food


Dr. Dawson Featured in LA Weekly about 5-Second Rule, Beer Pong


Clemson Earns Second Place in IFT Regional College Bowl

Two Food Science Students Honored at IFT SE Section Awards Committee

New Clemson Creative Inquiry Course Brings FNPS Department Together

Dr. Paul Dawson Cited in Huffington Post Article About Beer Pong and Bacteria

Packaging Science Research Associate Awarded Professional Level Certification in CPLP Program

Food Science Graduate Student Showcases Research Study at Clemson's GRADS Event

Packaging Student Will Participate in 1st Annual PMMI “How It’s Packaged” Summer Tour

Clemson Food Science and Packaging Students Receive Outstanding Senior Awards

Three Clemson Nutrition Students Awarded Scholarships


Joyce Gilbert, Clemson Alumni, Named President and CEO of The Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP)



Chocolate Moose Enlists Clemson Students for Cupcake

Packaging Solution


USDA HEC Grant Awarded to FNPS Department

FNPS Department Welcomes New Assistant Professor

Clemson Partners with South Carolina AME Churches
to Improve Health

Clemson FNPS Department to Collaborate with NC State for
AFDO Seafood HACCP Certification Workshop on Jan. 16-18

Packaging student, Andrew Finley, Receives 2012 Packaging
World Senior Award



Clemson, NC State to Collaborate for USDA Basic HACCP
Certification Workshop on Dec. 10th


Dr. Paul Dawson interviewed by about food safety

Clemson Packaging Showcases Exhibit at PACK EXPO

Dr. Paul Dawson and Former Graduate Student Publish Article on the
Antioxidant Content of Collard Greens

Seminar Announcement - Emily Steinberg - Ph.D Candidate

Dr. Felix Barron to Present on Priobiotics in Greenville on Nov. 14th


Clemson Places Third in Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) Student Competition

Clemson, Local Tech Colleges to Partner with Help of USDA Grant

Dr. Kunkel and Dr. Condrasky to present at 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo


Clemson Food Service Training featured on Charleston Local News


Clemson Graduate Students Develop Prize-Winning Oak-Infused Milk Product

Clemson Team Wins Danisco Knowledge Award with Fruit Smoothie Product


Food Science College Bowl Team Competes at National IFTSA Competition


Dr. Beth Kunkel Appointed Chair to the Research Committee of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Food Science Team Preparing Dairy Beverage for National Competition


CI team focusing on sustainability wins poster contest

Three Packaging Science Seniors Honored with Awards

Clemson College Bowl Team wins IFT Regional Competition; prepares for nationals

Clemson Culinology Team places second in RCA National Competition

Ph.D Food Technology Student receives IFT Student Achievement Award


Senior Food Science student receives South Carolina Dietetics Association award

Two Packaging Science students receive "Future Leaders in Packaging" Scholarship

Culinology CI Teams Ready for National Competition


Recent alumni of Packaging Science (MS) program wins student poster competition at national packaging conference

Clemson Food Science and Human Nutrition Club to host free sushi rolling event at Hendrix Center

Dr. Paul Dawson, Clemson Professor of Food Science, lends knowledge of "double-dipping" to Wall Street Journal


Packaging Science student wins Enercon Bill Zito Scholarship

Dr. Angela Fraser, Clemson food safety specialist, awarded USDA grant to study food illness conditions


Packaging Science News

Clemson CUshop exhibit wows at Las Vegas packaging expo. (October)

Student Awards

Clemson Food Science doctoral student wins Global Fellow award at IFNC Conference. (October)

New scholarship established; will recognize Clemson Packaging Science undergraduate. (October)

Clemson Food Science team wins 2011 Danisco Knowledge Award. (September)

Clemson Packaging Science team places third in PPA student packaging competition. (September)

Audrey Boushell received an RCA scholarship for $1,000 and received the CI Travel Award for $500. (Spring)

Amanda Henderson received an American Dietetic Association scholarship for $4,500. (Spring)


Faculty Awards 

Dr. Marge Condrasky has been awarded the Center for Advancement of Food Service Education leadership initiative award for excellence and innovation in Baltimore, MD. (July)

Dr. Marge Condrasky has been awarded the Culinary and Nutrition Sciences Initiative Award by the Idaho Potato Commission Leadership. (July)

Dr. Inyee Han has received the Board of Trustee Outstanding Staff Employee Award. (Summer)

Mr. Greg Batt has been awarded a Certificate of Service for 10 years of service. (Summer)

Dr. Feng Chen has been awarded a Certificate of Service for 10 years of service. (Summer)

Dr. Xiuping Jiang has been awarded a Certificate of Service for 10 years of service. (Summer)

Mr. Greg Batt has been awarded the Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence. (Summer)

Dr. Beth Kunkel has been awarded the Alan Schaffer Faculty Senate Service Award. (Summer) 

Dr. Kay Cooksey has been awarded the Reister Davis Award by the Institute of Food Technologists. (April)

Faculty Promotions

Dr. Feng Chen has been promoted to full Professor of Food Science. (Summer)

Dr. Xiuping Jiang has been promoted to full Professor of Food Science. (Summer)

Dr. Andrew Hurley has been promoted to tenure track, Assistant Professor in Packaging Science. (Summer)

Mr. Greg Batt has been promoted to Senior Lecturer in Packaging Science. (Summer)

Dr. Aubrey Coffee has been promoted to Senior Lecturer in Food Science. (Summer)

Faculty Publications/Conferences Attended

Dr. Katherine Cason will serve as Chair-Elect of the Nutrition and Health Committee for Planning and Guidance for 2012-2013. (October)

Dr. Beth Kunkel will serve as a member of the American Dietetic Association Foundation Development Committee. (Summer)

Dr. Marge Condrasky, along with Marie Hegler and Julia L. Sharp, publishes article titled, "Application of Cooking With a Chef for School Food Service Professionals", in the journal, Topics in Clinical Nutrition. (April/June)

Dr. Kay Cooksey gave the Brody Endowed Lecture at the Michigan State University School of Packaging. (April)

Dr. Katherine Cason attended the National Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator's Conference in Washington, DC, and presented the "Web-based NEERS Project". (February/March).


Faculty Awards

Dr. Felix Barron received the South Carolina 20 year Certificate of Service award. (December)

Dr. Inyee Han has received the CAFLS Outstanding Staff Award. (Fall)

Dr. Kay Cooksey, the Cryovac Endowed Chair, has received the Riester-Davis Award for lifetime achievement in food packaging from IFT. (July)

Dr. Angela Fraser has been awarded the Lt. Governor Award for Health Promotion in honor of the Cooking Healthy, Eating Smart program that targets older adults who attend congregate meal sites. (May)

Dr. Kay Cooksey has been awarded the Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence. (April)

Dr. Angela Fraser received the 2nd place Cooperative Extension Service Team Award for her Cooking Healthy, Eating Smart program. (Spring)

Dr. Haley-Zitin is a recipient of the ADA Women's Health Dietetic Practice Group Public Policy Workshop Grant. (Spring)

Mr. Greg Batt has been awarded the Professional level certification in the Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional program at ISTA (Spring)

Mr. Greg Batt has been elected to the ISTA's Global Board of Directors as Chair of the Technical Division. (Spring)

Student Awards

Jacklyn Dejonckheere received the Faculty Scholarship Award during commencement. (December)

Danielle Lynn received the Food Industry of SC award. (Spring)

Jacklyn Dejonckheere received the JH Mitchell Annual award. (Spring)

Chrystal Haire received the Woodie P. Williams award. (Spring)

Lightsey Lafitte received the Dr. Terry Titus award. (Spring)

Laura Allen received the Charles and Dianeg Barmore award. (Spring)

Chelsea Mickell, Breanna Wingate, Emily Self, and Maria Bertrand were recipients of the 2010 Outstanding Senior Award.


Faculty Hires and Promotions

Dr. W. Scott Whiteside, Associate Professor in Packaging Science, has been awarded tenure. (Fall)

Mr. Andrew R. Hurley has been hired as a Lecturer in the Packaging Science program. He has shared responsibilities between the Department of Packaging Science and the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics. He focuses on teaching packaging design to students and industry personnel. Mr. Hurley was recognized this year by Sealed Air/Cryovac for product innovation and creativity, and by the South Carolina Commissioner's School for Agriculture for his educational contributions. (Fall)

Dr. Julie K. Northcutt was promoted to Professor of Food Science. (Summer)

Dr. Ronald D. Galyean, Professor Emeritus retired. (March)

Faculty Leadership Appointments/Conferences/Workshops

Dr. Felix Barron continued to offer his Better Processing Control School in Greenvile, SC. (December)

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), coordinated by Dr. Cason, celebrated its 40th anniversary. During the past 40 years, EFNEP has helped more than 600,000 children and youth, as well as more than 100,000 adults, gain knowledge and practical skills to make positive behavior changes in the areas of nutrition, food safety, food resource management and physical activity. A recognition and awards celebration was held October 15 and 16. (October)

Dr. Beth Kunkel was appointed a member of the American Dietetic Association Research Committee for 2009-10 of the Board of Directors and House Delegates for a three year term. (July)

Dr. Marge Condrasky coordinated the delivery of the Cooking with a Chef program for School Food Service Managers SIFT training in four SC locations (160 participants). (Summer)

Dr. Julie K. Northcutt offered a seafood HACCP workshop. (Summer)

Dr. Felix H. Barron offered his Better Processing Control School in Mexico and Spain. (Summer)

Dr. Aubrey Coffee was appointed a commissioner on the Research Chefs Association Certification Committee for a term for a two years term, 2009-11.

Dr. Aubrey Coffee has established an International Food and Sensory Course at the Brussels, Belgium. Offered for the first in the Summer of 2009, the course was team-taught by Dr. Coffee and Dr. Haley-Zitin.

Faculty Awards

Dr. Kay Cooksey has been awarded the Department of Food Science, Distinguished Alumni Award from Purdue University. (October)

Dr. Marge Condrasky's Creative Inquiry Team was the second place winner of the Danisco Knowledge Award for their Dark Delirium: Dark Chocolate Truffles with Super Fruits. (Summer)

 Dr. Aubrey Coffee received a President's Award from the Research Chefs Association for service to the organization and promotion of RCA in academia. (Spring)

Dr. Anthony Pometto was a co-awardee for the AAEE Excellence in Environmental Engineering Award for his entry "Single cell bio-oil from an integrated fungal lignocellulosic biorefinery" [van Leeuwen, J. (Hans), Samuel Beattie, Tae Hyun Kim, David Grewell, Lawrence Johnson, Earl Hammond, Anthony Pometto III, Diliara Iassonova, Prachand Shresstha and Mickey Vincent]. (April)

Dr. Katherine Cason received the Anita Owen Award for Innovative Nutrition Education from the American Dietetic Association Foundation.

Student Awards

CI team team members, Breanna Wingate (team leader), Jacklyn Dejonckheere, Lisa Fuller, and Adam Rubelmann were second place winners of the Danisco Knowledge Award for their Dark Delirium: Dark Chocolate Truffles with Super Fruits, under the guidance of Dr. Marge Condrasky. (Fall)

Jacklyn Dejonckheere received the Junior/Senior Scholarship Award from the Givaudan Flavors Corporation. (Fall)

Clyde Manuel was an IFT Scholarship winner and received the Junior/Senior Scholarship Award. (Fall)

Sara Sparks was an IFT Scholarship winner and received the Sophomore Scholarship Award. (Fall)

Martha Queen was an IFT Scholarship winner and received the Sophomore Scholarship Award. (Fall)

Bethany Richardson was an IFT Scholarship and received the Sophomore Scholarship Award. (Fall)

Jason Raines received the Southern Association of Dairy Food Manufacturing Scholarship. It was presented by Gary Rackley from Coburg Daily in Charleston, SC. They award three scholarships each year for students in the field of dairy/food science. (August)

Danielle Lynn was an IFT Scholarship winner and received the Outstanding Student Award. (April)

Paljinder Manhiani was an IFT Scholarship winner and received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award. (April)

Clemson University Institute of Food Technologists Student Association participated in the Southeast Region College Bowl Competition for the first time at the University of Florida. (March)


FSHN is on iTunes U featuring more than 97 podcasts of Nutrition, Diet, and Health, including 11 tracks in Spanish. Clemson on iTunes U provides access to digital audio, video, image and pdf files through a customized version of Apple iTunes. Podcasts are available for students, staff, faculty, and the general public. Dr. Cason serves as the Department iTunes U administrator. FSHN's nutrition, diet and health podcasts were recently featured in an Apple advertisement to promote iTunes U.


News about Laboratory Facilities

Drs. W. Scott Whiteside and John U. McGregor are set to manage the new Cryovac Pilot Plant Retort Processing Laboratory in Newman Hall which opened for business October 2008.  It is jointly managed by FSHN and Packaging Science Departments.  Equipment includes: retort (ridged or flexible containers), continuous inline filler/sealer, kettles, choppers, vacuum sealer, refrigerated/freezer storage, and more. All equipment is moveable except two retorts for easy of matching almost any processing flow. (October)

The FSHN Culinary Lab began full operation in the fall.  Thanks to Drs. Aubrey D. Coffee, Margaret D. Condrasky and John U. McGregor. This world class facility renovation was supported by Mama Mary’s (Greenville, SC) and Electrolux, Inc. (Anderson, SC). (Fall)

Faculty in the Media/Awards/Conferences

Dr. M. Elizabeth Kunkel received the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award. (Fall)

Dr. Anthony L. Pometto, III was a co-awardee for the R&D 100 Award entitled "MycoMax". Dr. Pometto was awarded for his research in developing value-added products from dry-grind corn ethanol thin-stillage by fungal processing. (Fall)

Dr. Margaret D. Condrasky received an American Culinary Federation President's Medallion in recognition of superior contributions to the enhancement of the ACF in the area of culinary nutrition education for chef members. (July)

Clemson University food and nutrition DVD wins national award.

Mrs. Rita Haliena received the South Carolina Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award. (Spring)

Dr. Anthony L. Pometto III was a co-awardee for the AAEE Excellence in Environmental Engineering Award. Dr. Pometto was awarded for his research entitled, "Single cell bio-oil from an integrated fungal lignocellulosic biorefinery". (Spring)

Dr. Aubrey Coffee spoke at the 10th Annual FENI Educators Summit in Las Vegas. Her presentation was titled, "Sensory Evaluation in the Culinary Classroom". (February)

The research of Dr. Paul Dawson and his students was featured in the New York Times food blog, The Curious Cook. The article was titled, "Dip Once or Dip Twice?" (January)

New Faculty

Dr. Julie K. Northcutt, Associate Professor / Poultry Processing & Food Safety Specialist, joins Clemson from USDA Agricultural Research Service, Athens, GA where she served as a project leader. (January)


New Laboratory Facility

"Clemson breaks ground on Sonoco Institute". (December)

New Faculty

Dr. Angela M. Fraser, Associate Professor / Food Safety Specialist, joined Clemson from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, where she served as an Associate Professor. (December)

Faculty in the Media

Dr. Marge Condrasky was quoted in a New York Times health blog article titled, "Oversized Portions? Blame the Chef". (November)

Dr. Marge Condrasky was quoted in an article titled, "Wild American Shrimp May Provide Better Defense Against Heart Disease". (September)

Dr. Marge Condrasky to help initiate national campaign for healthy eating. (March)