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Karl Girton Honored as "Alumni Fellow" in 1991

Posted: November 21, 2008

Karl Girton

Karl Girton

Karl Girton (M.S., D Sci-Mfg, 1964) was the 1991 recipient of the Penn State Alumni Fellow Award. Karl has and continues to hold many positions of leadership; from the presidency of Girton Sales Company, Inc., to charter member and the first president of the Pennsylvania Food Industry Council, to chairing the Food Industry Commission of the Governor's Economic Development Partnership Board, to mention just a few of his professional activities. In 1990 Karl was initiated into the Gamma Sigma Delta (honorary Agricultural) and the Phi Tau Sigma (honorary Food Science) societies.

Karl has been an active supporter of Penn State Food Science department. He worked with the department in modernizing the creamery in 1988 and 1989. He is an active participant in Food Science Weekend and in several of the workshops and shortcourses held by the department.

(Passages, 1991. Passages was the original Alumni/Fig Newsletter)