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Food service association names scholarship for K-State faculty member

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

MANHATTAN -- The National Association of College and University Food Services has named a scholarship in honor of an assistant professor in Kansas State University's department of hotel, restaurant, institution management and dietetics.

The Mary Molt Student Excellence Award was announced at the association's Midwest Region conference March 12 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

"Mary Molt is a mentor, a teacher, a leader, someone with a passion for student success," said Nona Golledge, president of the association's Midwest Region.

A longtime instructor of food management and dietetics at K-State, Molt is author of "Food for Fifty," a standard text for culinary professionals that is now in its 12th edition. She also is assistant director of K-State's housing and dining services. She joined the university in 1973.

Her volunteer work for the National Association of College and University Food Services includes participation in a recent Visioning Summit, service on its national board of directors and chairing the Clark E. DeHaven Scholarship board of trustees. She also has received the association's highest honor, the Theodore W. Minah Award for service to the food service industry, and the Richard Lichtenfeld award for outstanding service to the association on a national level.

"Molt is the individual in our region who exhibits the characteristics we were looking for in naming this prestigious award," Golledge said.

Source: Mary Molt, 785-532-0324, marymolt@k-state.edu
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News release prepared by: Andy Badeker, 785-532-6415, abadeker@k-state.edu

This article was posted on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, and is filed under College News, Hospitality Management.