Here’s your opportunity to build upon your leadership skills, expand your network with food professionals within the area, and make an impact on our IFT chapter!
The open officer positions are:
Leads the MN IFT section, providing oversight on meetings and committees. Term: 1 year (total of 3 year commitment).
Key responsibility is to represent Student Alliance, Nominations, New Professionals, & Volunteer committees at Minnesota section executive committee meetings. Term: 1 year.
Administration & Documentation chair
Key role in representing the By-laws, Scholarship/Grants, Historian/Archive, Long Range Planning, Macy Award, and Chairs Award committees at Minnesota Section Executive Committee meetings. Term: 1 year.
Section representatives (3 open positions)
Primary responsibility is to link mission and initiatives within National IFT to the Minnesota Section IFT, and work on critical committees (e.g., Program, Nominating, Long Range Planning, Membership, Harold Macy, Education, Scholarship). Term: 2 years.
If you would like to be on the ballot for any of these offices, please send the following to Ron Heddleson at email@example.com :
· A professional photo of yourself in jpeg format – (this is helpful, but not required)
· A short biography (academic and professional background, interests, and accomplishments)
Please direct any questions to Ron Heddleson at (612) 401-5592, or by e-mail. Please apply by January 30th.
Congratulations to the members and officers of the Minnesota Section of the IFT! The Section is one of the 15 sections that has been recognized by the National office as ‘The Section of Excellence’ for FY 2011-12. This award recognizes the efforts that the volunteers have put forth to serve the broader membership in this region. It symbolizes the section’s commitment to IFT, the section members, and the food science and technology profession. To learn more about the award, take a look at the Award Letter.
On April 16th, MN-IFT held their annual Student Recognition Night to honor outstanding students of the section. Scholarship awards were presented to students in the following categories; Undergraduate, Graduate, Travel, and the Elwood F. Caldwell Volunteer Service.
In total, 19 awards were given out! The evening also recognized the winners of the Minnesota Academy of Sciences State Competition Award Winners. Congratulations to all of the outstanding recipients!! Click Here to view the winners.