Tuesday, May 17, 2011

U. of A. Memorial for Ralph L. Price

A memorial has been started at the University of Arizona Department of Nutritional Sciences to recognize Dr. Ralph Price and his work in food safety and the food industry. Dr. Price was an active member of IFT and known internationally for his work.

Dr. Price had a B.S. from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. from Purdue University. He will be remembered as an extraordinary educator and food scientist and as an advocate of food safety. He specialized in food technology and processing, as a trainer in “Better Process Control School” and “Thermal Processing,” aflatoxin research, and good agricultural practices research for produce.

Dr. Price received college and university awards for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. He presented in six foreign countries, served in leadership positions for IFT, was a Fulbright Fellow in Portugal, and retired from University of Arizona in 2005.

He is survived by his wife, Pat, six children, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

If you wish to contribute a donation to the memorial, please make a check payable to “University of Arizona Foundation,” write in the memo line “In Memory of Ralph Price,” then send to the following address: 

CALS Development

Attn: Ralph L. Price

P.O. Box 210036

Tucson, AZ 85721-0036

1 comment:

  1. Dr Price taught me Better Process Control School in Tucson, UOA. I loved his lively style of teaching. He extended his full co-operation in learning, and visiting a canning industry in nearby town. I extend my condolence to the bereaved family and pray to God so that his soul rests in peace.
    Ghazanfar A Zaidi
    M/S.Mitchells Fruit Farms, Pakistan