Kansas State University Foundation

search
  1. K-State home
  2. »KSU Foundation
  3. »Corporate partners
  4. »NAMA

KSU Foundation

North American Millers' Association creates faculty award at K-State with $300,000 gift; K-State alumna hired for position

North American Millers' Association

The North American Millers' Association (NAMA) has made a commitment of $300,000 to the Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry to establish the NAMA Instructor of Milling Award. Fran Churchill, a K-State alumna with more than 20 years of milling industry experience, has been hired for the position and joined the faculty on January 3, 2012.

According to Dirk Maier, K-State grain science and industry department head, NAMA's gift is a significant highlight of the organization's 100-year-long partnership with K-State that has resulted in many important achievements, including the construction of the Hal Ross Flour Mill and the endowed NAMA Milling Scholarship.

"We are very excited about Fran Churchill joining our faculty as the NAMA instructor of milling science and management," Maier said. "NAMA's funding of this faculty position reflects the priority its member companies place on enhancing the future workforce by recruiting, educating and preparing the next generation of milling industry professionals."

Mary Waters, NAMA president, said that the milling science management program is the only university program in the U.S. that provides education and training for the next generation of mill managers and technology specialists, and the award at K-State is an investment in the human capital important to the industry.

"The milling science program at K-State is important to our industry because many of our member companies hire its graduates for their mills," Waters said. "By funding this faculty award, we can ensure we have experienced industry alumni helping educate future millers that have the knowledge and education our members need for operating their mills."

Back to Corporate partners

Give to K-State

Project IMPACT

Learn more about how corporate partners are making a difference through a commitment to diversity. Read about Project IMPACT.

You can help!

You can become part of Kansas State University's exciting future as a corporate or foundation partner. We invite you to contact a member of our development staff today and begin the discussion about how you can make a difference.              

For more information, please contact:

Mitzi RichardsMitzi Richards
Senior Director of Corporate Relations 
785-532-7507
Contact
Quick links
K-State Olathe
Kansas City Area Development Council
Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility