Mike Taylor, 2017 Guest Lecturer, The Robert Leader Endowed Lecture

October 29, 2016

Mike Taylor is an independent consultant, a senior fellow at the Meridian Institute in Washington, D.C, and an advisor to the Food and Society Program at the Aspen Institute.  His primary interest is food safety and food security in Africa and other developing regions.

Until June 1, 2016, Mr. Taylor...

Leading and Sharing Food Safety Knowledge

September 23, 2016

Bridget Sweet is not only preparing to graduate from the Online Master of Science in Food Safety program in May, she is also helping to prepare the State of Rhode Island with a strategic plan for all food systems. Bridget is actively involved with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) in several capacities and with the...

Alumna Tonya Vasquez Promoted to Territory Manager, Neogen

September 20, 2016

Growing up on a farm in Southwest Michigan, Alumna Tonya Vasquez is no stranger to food safety. Throughout her professional career, she has utilized her knowledge of food which she gathered from cultivating, growing, and canning her own food on the family farm. Tonya left Michigan to receive a Biology of Arts Degree from Fisk...

Brian Kraus from Student to Teacher

September 19, 2016

From the meat industry to ice cream, current student Brian Kraus has built a 30-year career keeping consumers' food safe and enjoyable. Located in Le Mars, Iowa, Brian is the Senior Manager of Food Safety and Regulator Compliance of Wells Enterprises, Inc., Manufacturer of Blue Bunny Ice Cream.

His food safety expertise now includes...

Alumna Promoted to President

September 9, 2016

Alumna Cathy M. Crawford (’07) has been promoted to President of HACCP Consulting Group (HCG). Her predecessor Robert A. Savage recently announced, “For the past 20 years I have been honored to work with such a great group of professional food safety experts…I look forward to continuing that work with Cathy guiding HCG into the future.”