Dr. Ben Chapman has been named a University Faculty Scholar for 2014-15. This is one of the highest honors bestowed on faculty at NC State University. The University Faculty Scholars Program was established in 2012 by Chancellor Woodson to recognize and reward emerging academic leaders among our faculty. Each year, approximately twenty faculty scholars are identified to receive this honor. Faculty members selected as University Faculty Scholars carry the title for a five-year period and receive a $10,000 annual supplement that may be used for supplemental salary and benefits or programmatic support. Ben’s work in the area of food safety continues to be nationally and internationally recognized and make him a more than worthy recipient of this honor. His scholarship and reputation as a go-to food safety expert distinguishes Ben, the Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences, and NC State University. Congratulations to Ben on this much-deserved recognition.
Sonja Mitchell, class of 2013, earned her Masters of Science in Family Life and Youth Development degree from N.C. State University in December 2013. At her graduation she was awarded the YFCS Outstanding Graduate Student award and the CALS Outstanding Young Alumni Award.