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Alumni Awards

October 28, 2015

Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has named Beth Panko Briczinski, of Annandale, Virginia, a 2015 Outstanding Recent Alumna. The award recognizes alumni who have graduated in the past 10 years and provides opportunities for recipients to interact with the college's faculty, students and other alumni.

October 23, 2014

Siree Chaiseri of Bangkok, was one of four Penn State alumni to receive the 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The award recognizes outstanding achievements and provides opportunities for recipients to interact with faculty, students and other alumni.

Tawfik Sharkasi, vice president of Innovation for the Asia Pacific Region of William Wrigley Jr. Company
October 18, 2012

Tawfik Sharkasi of Barrington, Ill., is one of nineteen Penn State alumni to be honored for their outstanding professional accomplishments and given the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.

Carlos Aguilar
December 5, 2011

Carlos A. Aguilar '93 Ph.D. Food Science , is one of six people to receive the 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The award recognizes outstanding achievements and provides opportunities for recipients to interact with faculty, students and other alumni.

Vivian Chang
April 20, 2011

Vivian Chang was one of twelve Penn State alumni honored for outstanding professional accomplishment and presented with the Penn State Alumni Association's Alumni Achievement Award at a dinner ceremony held April 8 at The Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.

Louis Galliker III, 1956 Dairy Science, Chairman/President of Galliker Dairy Company
October 26, 2010

Louis G. Galliker began his distinguished career with the Philadelphia Dairy Products Co., Division of Foremost Dairies, Inc., of Philadelphia, PA., as a sales representative working out of Newark, NJ and White Plains, NY. He started with Galliker Dairy Company on January 1, 1958, and bacame its President in 1968. He became the Chairman of the Board June 28, 2002 and the Chairman/President April 2006.

Wei Zhang
October 18, 2010

Wei Zhang is an assistant professor of biology at the Illinois Institute of Technology at Chicago. He also holds a joint faculty appointment at the National Center for Food Safety and Technology, which brings together scientists and other experts from the Illinois Institute of Technology, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the food industry.

Tawfik Sharkasi, vice president and chief science and technology officer for William Wrigley Jr. Company
November 9, 2009

Tawfik Sharkasi of Chicago, Ill., is one of six people to receive a 2009 Outstanding Alumni Award from Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The award recognizes outstanding achievements and provides opportunities for recipients to interact with faculty, students and other alumni.

Kamesh Ellajosyula, general manager of India Product Solution Centre for Rich Kwality Products
November 21, 2008

Kamesh Ellajosyula is general manager of India Product Solution Centre for Rich Kwality Products, an international business venture of Rich Products Corporation of Buffalo, New York.

Vivian P. Chang, International Regional Quality Assurance (QA) Manager for Tyson Foods, Inc.
November 21, 2008

Vivian P. Chang is the international regional quality assurance (QA) manager for Tyson Foods, Inc. of Springdale, AR. Vivian received her bacherlor's degree in food science from the Universidad del Valle Guatamala in 1997, and her master's degree in food science from Penn State in 2001. She has been with Tyson Foods Inc. since March of 2002.

David Geise, president and CEO of Furman Foods Inc.
November 21, 2008

David Geise of Milton, Pa., is president and CEO of Furman Foods Inc. of Northumberland, Pa., an 86-year-old company that is the largest family-owned tomato processor in the eastern United States. He has been with the company since 1968 and has been president since 1977.

Catherine E. Adams, President and CEO, RdR Solutions Consulting, LLC
November 21, 2008

Catherine E. Adams, president and CEO, RdR Solutions Consulting, LLC, is the 2008 recipent of the Penn State Alumni Fellow Award.