Two CFS students awarded scholarships

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ike-headshot-editedIkechukwu Oguadinma

By Jennifer Reynolds
Communication Professional for the Center for Food Safety

Two University of Georgia Center for Food Safety’s (CFS) doctoral students were awarded scholarships earlier this month.

Minji Hur is a first-year doctoral student who studies under CFS Director Dr. Francisco Diez. Hur has received a $3,000 scholarship grant from the FMI Foundation which awards scholarships to students “who have a true interest in the field of accredited food safety auditing.”

In addition to the scholarship grant, Hur was given the option of attending the SQF Global Conference virtually in 2021 or deferring to attend in person in 2022 with expenses paid. Hur said she plans to use her scholarship for student fees and education expenses and will attend the conference in person next year.

Hur obtained her master’s degree in Food Science and Technology from UGA and her bachelor’s in Food Science and Biotechnology from Gachon University in South Korea.

Ikechukwu Oguadinma has been awarded the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Student Scholarship scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The award is given to students who “distinguish themselves through outstanding academic achievement and personal excellence.” Oguadinma said he plans to use his award for student fees and educational materials.

Oguadinma, who studies under CFS Assistant Professor Dr. Govindaraj Dev Kumar, received his master’s degree in Food Science and Technology from UGA and his bachelor’s in biochemistry from Federal University of Technology in Owerri, Nigeria. He is currently in the final year of his studies and hopes to become a corporate food safety and regulatory expert in the food industry after he graduates next summer.