Alumni and Friends

Stay Connected and Provide leadership

Network. Guide future professionals. Support FSHN. Engage.

Food Science and Human Nutrition alumni are positively impacting the food and nutrition fields each day! With alumni in a variety of fields, careers, and locations, the FSHN alumni network has a vast and rich knowledge and experience base. Current students can benefit from experiences and the University can offer opportunities for building additional professional connections. The key is staying involved!

Alumni can share life changes and accomplishments in the annual FSHN newsletter by sending updates to Audra Martin. You can also contact Audra to share changes in your contact information.

Making an investment in Food Science and Human Nutrition is a great way to support ongoing research, teaching and outreach activities.

Private gifts from alumni and friends are becoming even more critical to maintaining an excellent learning experience for our students. Contributions also assist researchers as they continue to pursue groundbreaking projects to promote a safe, nutritious, accessible, and affordable food supply that enhances human health.

FSHN Alumni Award Recipients

  • University of Illinois Honorary Degree
    • 2011 – Gary List
  • University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award
    • 2008 – Doris Kelley Christopher
    • 2011 – Charlotte (Herman) Kerr
  • University of Illinois Alumni Association Chicago Illini of the Year
    • 2011 – Howard Katz
    • 2008 – Caroline (Becker) Joss
    • 2003 – Doris (Kelley) Christopher
    • 2001 – Thomas M. Tunney
  • College of ACES Friend of ACES Award
    • 2016 – Russell Moroz
  • College of ACES Young Alumni Award Recipients
    • 2016 – Katheryne Rehberg
    • 2016 – Jennifer Westerkamp
    • 2015 – Adam Rochman
    • 2014 – Brad Meyers
    • 2013 – Nathan Matusheski
    • 2011 – Dawn Jackson Blatner
    • 2010 – Jill Eisenbarth
    • 2009 – Terry Moros
    • 2008 – Annie Murray
    • 2008 – Lauren Murray
    • 2007 – Kevin Ryan
    • 2006 – Alexa Williams
    • 2004 – Marilyn Tanner Blasiar
    • 2003 – Tom Neidoborski
    • 2001 – Sari Zernich
    • 1991 – Cherie Bertsch
    • 1990 – Alice Rainville
    • 1989 – Beth Cash
    • 1993 – Howard Katz
    • 1987 – Donna J. Thede
  • College of ACES Award of Merit
    • 2015 – Susan L. Johnson
    • 2014 – M. Margaret Barth
    • 2014 – Barbara P. Klein
    • 2012 – Nancy Moriarity
    • 2012 – Steve Hill
    • 2011 – Jim Albrecht
    • 2011 – Howard Katz
    • 2010 – Sharon Hoerr
    • 2009 – Robert Smith
    • 2008 – Guy Johnson
    • 2003 – Doris Kelley Christopher
    • 2002 – Ruth Allen
    • 2002 – William Brown
    • 2001 – Ann Keim
    • 1999 – Judith K. Hevrdejs
    • 1998 – Thomas Tunney
    • 1997 – Janet Stevens
    • 1996 – Eleanor Hill
  • HRFS/Home Economics Alumni Award of Merit
    • 1994 – Annabelle (Gray) Burgland
    • 1994 – Frances Wang Klein Gershon
    • 1994 – Maxine McDivitt
    • 1994 – Audrey (Gronert) Williams
    • 1993 – Jo (Mendenhall) Epping
    • 1993 – Naomi R. Koehler
    • 1993 – K. Virginia Seidel
    • 1992 – Doris (Kelley) Christopher
    • 1992 – Jane (Stevens) Gore
    • 1992 – Nancy (Grosboll) Hendren,
    • 1992 – Carla K. (Kunkel) Kay
    • 1992 – Alice R. (Patterson) Vernon
    • 1991 – Marilyn (Hernechek) Buck
    • 1991 – Marilyn Buford
    • 1991 – Barbara (Elder) Fortino
    • 1991 – Cleo Hall
    • 1991 – Faith (Mitrovitch) Paich
    • 1991 – Virginia (Coultas) Sharp
    • 1990 – Susanne (Lamar) Dunlap
    • 1990 – Louise Rice Hassenplug
    • 1989 – Betty (Johnson) Church
    • 1989 – Bessie Dixon Hackett
    • 1989 – Elizabeth J. (Simpson) Simpson–Pucinski
    • 1989 – Hazel T. (Taylor) Spitze
    • 1988 – Caryl K. May
    • 1988 – Caryl (Towsley) Moy
    • 1988 – Janet L. (Turney) Mulvaney
    • 1988 – William P. Myers
    • 1988 – E. Louise (Olson) Rogers
    • 1988 – Emma M. B. (Brittin) Whiteford
    • 1987 – Colien Hefferan
    • 1987 – Caroline (Farrar) Heinrich
    • 1987 – Carol (Larson) Warfield
    • 1986 – Ruth (McNabb) Dow
    • 1986 – Cleo Fitzsimmons
    • 1986 – Hazel (Hughes) Hasty
    • 1986 – Bernice (Engelking) Hayes
    • 1985 – Roberta (Larson) Duyff
    • 1985 – Susan J. (Kahl) Funkhouser
    • 1985 – Victoria (Feit) Hennenfent
    • 1985 – Louise Young
    • 1984 – Helen (Wolcott) Horton
    • 1984 – Mary Beth Stine
    • 1984 – Clareta Walker
    • 1983 – Rosemary (Archibald) Goss
    • 1983 – Virginia Guthrie
    • 1983 – Virginia A. (Wesolaski) Johnson
    • 1983 – Nancy M. (Kay) Walker
    • 1982 – Dorothy (Whitton) Herm
    • 1982 – Alice G. Herron
    • 1982 – Lorraine (Davies) Trebilcock
    • 1982 – Kathryn Vesgo
    • 1982 – T. Geitel Winakor
    • 1982 – Martha C. (Rosenberger) Zimmerman
    • 1981 – Dorothy (Fay) Dunn
    • 1981 – Helen B. Francis
    • 1981 – Kathryn (Watford) Smith
    • 1981 – Margy Janette Woodburn
    • 1980 – Margaret Goodyear
    • 1980 – Charlotte (Herman) Kerr
    • 1980 – Janice M. Smith
    • 1980 – Audrey Geiseking (Gronert) Williams
    • 1979 – Dorothy J. Iwig,*
    • 1979 – Gertrude Kaiser
    • 1979 – Hope (Hotchkiss) Niedling
    • 1979 – Lola (Cremeans) Tilly
    • 1979 – Helen Drew Turner
    • 1978 – Queenie B. Mills
    • 1978 – Marion (Kaeser) Piper
    • 1978 – Frances O. Van Duyne
    • 1977 – Kathryn (VanAken) Burns
    • 1977 – Pauline C. Paul
  • HRFS/Home Economics Young Alumni Award
    • 1994 – John Chiodo
    • 1993 – Caroline (Becker) Becker–Joss
    • 1993 – Howard Katz
    • 1992 – Anna Marie Graf Williams
    • 1991 – Cherie (Goodwin) Bertsch
    • 1990 – Alice Johanna (Ellis) Shannon
    • 1989 – Elizabeth (Morrison) Cash
    • 1988 – Patricia (Hernecheck) Carter
    • 1987 – Donna J. (Kwirant) Thede
    • 1986 – Janet Kreig