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December 2, 1999

UW-RF Food Science Professor Receives Award

University of Wisconsin-River Falls Professor Purnendu Vasavada received the 1999's Chair Award from the Minnesota Section of the Institute of Food Technologists.

The award was given to Vasavada, a UW-RF food science professor and microbiologist specialist with the UW extension, at its regular meeting in September.

The Minnesota chapter recognized Vasavada for his lengthy outstanding service with the section and the profession. The chair's award is an annual award of the section and was first established in 1987.

Vasavada received a master's in microbiology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a doctorate in food science and dairy manufacturing from the University of Georgia in Athens.

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