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Food Science's Best Win National Scholarships

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Three from a pool of the most academically talented students enrolled in the sought-after discipline of food science at Alabama A&M University have been awarded prestigious national scholarships.


USDA/1890 National Scholar

Kadeem Hinton, a junior majoring in food science and minoring in chemistry, is Hinton.jpg
from Lithonia, Ga.  He has been selected as the USDA/1890 NATIONAL SCHOLAR.  Hinton is a member of the Honors Program, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Food Science Club (Undergraduate Representative 2013), Institute of Food Technologists Student Association, American Chemical Society and Residential Assistants.


Kadeem Hinton was selected to participate in the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program implemented under the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) in the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). As a scholar, Hinton is provided full tuition, fees, books, a computer, printer and applicable software, as well as periodic employment (during school breaks and summers prior to graduation) with pay and duties that are commensurate with his academic major area/course of study.  Moreover, as a USDA/1890 National Scholar, Hinton has agreed to provide one (1) year of service to USDA for each year of financial support received and may also be noncompetitively promoted and converted to a career after completing his educational requirements. 


National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholar

Angela Davis, also a junior in food science and technology but minoring in nutrition, is from Detroit, Mich.   She has been named the National Institutes of DavisAngela.jpg
Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholar beginning in September 2013. 


Davis is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Student Association Chapter (AAMU), MANNRS, NAACP, Food Science Club (Assistant Secretary 2012-13) and the National Black MBA Association.  The award includes a $20,000 scholarship, a ten-week summer research internship, and paid employment and training at the NIH upon graduation. She also received the Undergraduate IFT scholarship for 2012-13.


Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Scholar

Breanna McArthur, a junior majoring in food Science (minoring in chemistry) from San Francisco, Calif., won the Institute of Food and Technology (IFT) Feeding America Scholarship (2012-13).  She is a member of the Food Science Club (Public Relations Officer 2012-13), Pre-Alumni Association, University Echoes Student Ambassadors, Institute of Food Technologists and the Honors Program.


McArthur has participated in two USDA Summer Scholars programs (Cornell McArthurBreanna.jpg
University in 2012 and AAMU in 2011).  She is a recipient of numerous other awards, including the General Mills Scholarship, Kellogg’s Scholarship, and the USDA Food Science Ambassador Award.  McArthur also has won awards for scientific presentations: 1st place at the AAMU STEM Day 2012 and 3rd place at the
HBCU-Undergraduate Competition.  She has completed over 100 hours of research in the area of Nutritional Biochemistry and Food Chemistry in the Department of Food and Animal Sciences (2011-2012).


"We are very proud of our students for winning these prestigious national scholarships," commented Dr. Martha Verghese, professor and interim chair of the Department of Food and Animal Sciences, and undergraduate advisor to the scholarship awardees.  "These scholarship awards were the result of a highly competitive selection process, and they speak volumes about our students' academic readiness."  


For more information, please contact Dr. Verghese at (256) 372-4175 or

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