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.
Rasha El-Beshti is an MS 2014 graduate of the FYD program. Throughout her undergraduate education, Rasha worked with various community youth development programs. Knowing that she wanted to spend her life serving disadvantaged populations, she enrolled at North Carolina State University in the Masters of Science in Family Life and Youth Development program. As a result of her FYD studies, she now is a Research Associate at Penn State’s Military Clearinghouse for Family Readiness.