ANFS Department Newsletter

ANFScratchings June 2022

Message from the Chair

Hello, ANFS alumni and friends!

Greetings to our ANFS alumni and friends!
We have many positive and exciting developments from the ANFS department from the past year that we are proud to share in this issue of ANFScratchings. None of these would have been possible without the outstanding efforts of all members of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences and the generous gifts of time and financial support of our alumni and friends. A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all of you.
For starters, Dr. Dallas Hoover was named as a Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in the summer of 2021 for his distinguished service during his 37 years at UD! In particular, Dr. Hoover conducted pioneering work to improve the quality and safety of food products through the use of high hydrostatic pressure. We are pleased to share a personal update from him on how he has been enjoying his extra time.
We are happy to report several new courses that have been added to our curriculum and a new One Health certificate program. This certificate provides multidisciplinary course work to enable students to navigate and communicate the complex interactions of humans, animals and the environment, ultimately affecting the health of each sector. In addition, we will offer a new minor in animal nutrition starting this fall! We will continue to develop our programs as we will be welcoming two new permanent faculty in the coming year with teaching appointments for both the animal and food science majors. Stay tuned as we complete those faculty searches this summer.
Lastly, we ask that you join us in celebrating the research accomplishments of our faculty and students, and the members of our Animal and Food Science Clubs who were recognized this year for a number of achievements highlighted in this issue of the newsletter. I am proud to be a member of this outstanding community.
Please contact Maggie Brink at or 302-831-2522 to provide any updates or news that you wish to share.
Wishing you all the best in the coming year! We look forward to your next visit to campus.
With gratitude,

Erin E. Connor

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