Animal science professor receives R.C. Pollock Award

Nebraska

Roger W. Mandigo, professor of animal science and food science and technology, at the University of Nebraska, was the recipient of the 2000 American Meat Science Association (AMSA) R.C. Pollock Award.

The award was presented at the 53rd annual Reciprocal Meat Conference, held on the Ohio State University campus, in Columbus.

The R.C. Pollock Award is presented in honor of the first general manager of the National Live Stock and Meat Board. Pollock, dedicated to the advancement of meat science, was the moving force in the establishment of the Reciprocal Meat Conference.

Dr. Mandigo, born in Los Angeles, CA, received his bachelor's degree from California Polytechnic University-Pomona, his master's from New Mexico State University and his doctorate from Oklahoma State University. He joined the faculty of the University of Nebraska, as assistant professor of animal science, in 1966.

Mandigo's research in meat processing opened new avenues for the initialization of meat and allowed industry to create an array of new meat food products. He also is an expert in recovered meat proteins, with emphasis on low-fat technology. Mandigo is a dedicated teacher: he has developed courses in meat processing, conceived the meat industry tour course and supervised graduate research. His service and academic activities have brought numerous honors and financial support to the University of Nebraska's meat science program.

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