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A look into the past: 1955 Milk Quality Judging

Posted: August 30, 2011

Richard Mong, (’57 BSc, Dairy Science), presented his first place gold medal from the 1955 Collegiate Students’ International contest in milk quality judging to Dr. John Floros and Creamery Manager Thomas Palchak for display in the Food Science Building’s main entrance.
Richard Mong ('57 BSc, Dairy Science)

Richard Mong ('57 BSc, Dairy Science)

In addition to his gold medal, Mr. Mong also presented two photographs of the team at the competition.  His gracious donation to the department adds to the current showcase of creamery artifacts currently on display to those visiting the department.

In October of 1955, Dick, and a team comprised of Dr. Edward Glass (BSc ‘56, PhD ‘66), Louis Galliker (BSc ‘56), and Richard Williamee (BSc ‘56) competed in milk quality judging against 75 students representing 26 universities.  The team was coached by Dr. Francis J. Doan and Dr. George Watrous.

Upon graduation, Dick joined his family in their dairy products manufacturing business in Seneca, Pennsylvania and subsequently became company president.  Currently retired, Dick enjoys world-wide travel and has included adventures in a number of exotic countries including Nepal, Indonesia, Uganda, and Ecuador.