Clemson Food Science and Packaging Students Receive Outstanding Senior Awards

During the College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences Outstanding Senior Recognition Ceremony and Reception on Friday, April 5, several students in the Department of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences received outstanding senior awards for their high academic success and passionate involvement in student organizations. The event was held at the Outdoor Lab at Clemson.

Food Science Outstanding Seniors for Spring 2013

Jamie Martin is a Food Science major with a concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics from Asheville, NC. She has served as an officer in Alpha Epsilon Delta and Alpha Delta Pi, is a CAFLS Ambassador, and belongs to the Calhoun Honors College. Jamie will continue her education at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry this fall.

(Dorothy) Adair Kerrison is a Food Science major with a concentration in Food Science and Technology from Charleston, South Carolina. She has participated in several Creative Inquiry teams as well as Danisco’s Knowledge Award competition, where she and her team were awarded third prize for their product (Blast Razmint Sorbert) and marketing report. Dorothy is currently a member of the Calhoun Honors College, Order of Omega Greek Honors Society, and the Beta Theta chapter of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Packaging Science Outstanding Seniors for Fall Semester 2013

Andrew Finley, a Packaging Science major from Simpsonville, SC, graduated from Clemson University in the fall of 2012. During his time at Clemson, he participated in a Creative Inquiry course studying sustainable PLA (polylactic acid) packaging. Andrew completed a co-op with P&O Packaging in Dalton, GA during the summer and fall of 2011 and later interned with MeadWestvaco in Richmond, VA during the summer of 2012. Andrew also spent a summer abroad in Brussels, Belgium while working towards a minor in business administration. He recently married the love of his life, Mackenzie, and returned to P&O Packaging in January of 2013 to begin his career as a Product Development Engineer.

Haley Rapp graduated with honors in December 2012 as a Packaging Science major at Clemson University. She completed a six month co-op at Kraft Foods in 2011 working in the R&D and Quality departments and returned to Kraft as an intern during the summer of 2012, where she established and carried out a protocol for a packaging assessment based on performance, and also set up and executed a shelf life model to determine package/product interaction. Haley is now employed by Mondelēz International in East Hanover, NJ as an Associate Engineer I in NA Biscuit Packaging. Packaging Science Outstanding Seniors for Spring Semester 2013

Packaging Science Outstanding Seniors for Spring Semester 2013

Matthew Wilczewski is a senior Packaging Science major and Business Administration minor at Clemson University. A native of Columbia, SC, Matt has excelled both in and outside the classroom. In 2011, he was a member of two award-winning packaging teams, earning 1st Place in the AICC Structural Challenge and 2nd Place in the AICC Graphics Challenge, both sponsored by The Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC). Matt has held an internship at The American Italian Pasta Company and, more recently, completed a co-op at Kraft Foods (Cadbury) as an R&D Packaging Engineer. During his six month experience, he conducted stability and shelf life testing on multiple products and was heavily involved with the company’s Stride ID Gum product and release.

Georgia Anderson is a senior Packaging Science student at Clemson University, where she has maintained a 3.97 GPA while being a dedicated member of several on campus organizations and academic honor societies. She has shown leadership as a fourth year member of the Clemson University Rally Cats, acting as a role model for younger team members. Georgia has also participated in volunteer activities with SOS (student athlete community service organization) and has served as a volunteer in the Child Life department at Greenville Memorial Hospital. This past fall, Georgia was one of several students to represent the Clemson Packaging Science program at PackExpo in Chicago, IL.