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.
Rachel Harris Monteverdi is a graduate of the NC State University Family Life and Youth development program, with a focus on Administration and Leadership. Her coursework empowered her to more fully comprehend organizational systems, effective research and evaluation, along with complex issues in human development. As a result, she brings best practices to the residents of North Carolina through innovative human development programs with Cooperative Extension.
Rachel is continuing her pursuit of lifelong learning as a doctoral student, and more information about her work can be found here.