This endowment funds an annual Joseph Warthesen Symposia designed by and for young professionals at the Annual Meetings. The funds will enable the young professional committee to organize and pay for speaker expenses associated with the event as well as other potential activities for young professionals.
The Foundation is establishing the Joseph Warthesen Young Professional Symposia Endowment Fund. Joe was a long time AACCI member and past president. He was a tireless volunteer on many Association activities and wonderful friend to so many colleagues.
A recipient of many university teaching awards, Joe taught more than 2,500 students the principles of food chemistry, food analysis, and related topics. He was often called on for advice on such subjects as food processing, and his research covered topics ranging from innovative methods of food analysis to ways to prevent bitter taste in cheddar cheese.
Joe received his B.S. degree in food science and industries in 1970 and M.S. degree in food science in 1972 from the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. degree in food science in 1974 from Oregon State University. Warthesen was a professor and department head of the Food Science and Nutrition Department at the University of Minnesota. He was also the director of the Minnesota-South Dakota Dairy Food Research Center.
Warthesen was an active member of AACCI, serving as president (1990-1991), Technical Program Chair for the AACCI Annual Meeting in 1986, and as acting editor-in-chief of Cereal Chemistry. He also chaired the Excellence in Teaching Committee and the Eagan Press Board and served as a member of several other committees. Joe was also a member of the AACCI Carbohydrate Division and Northwest Section.
Joe taught the AACCI Introduction to Food Chemistry Short Course jointly with Gary Reineccius and spent a sabbatical from the university (1994-1995) at the AACC International headquarters working on book acquisitions, the Check Sample Service, and AACCI Approved Methods. During his time at headquarters, he implemented the AACCI Handbook Series.
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3340 Pilot Knob Road
St. Paul, MN 55121 USA
3340 Pilot Knob Road St. Paul, MN 55121 USA