ROSELAND, N.J. – Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has announced the creation of the Dell Allen Scholarship at Kansas State University. The scholarship honors Allen, a Ph.D. whose career has been dedicated to food safety education and improving food safety practices in the meat industry. Meat science graduate students attending K.S.U. will be eligible for the scholarship, which will be funded by Intervet for a minimum of three years.

After earning his doctorate, Allen was an instructor at K.S.U. for 22 years, teaching various courses in the Animal Sciences and Industry department. In 1988 he left his academic role to work as director of quality and training at Excel Corp., which was later acquired by Cargill. In 2004 he retired from Cargill Meat Solutions, after serving in many capacities with industry associations and food safety organizations.

"Allen has played a significant role in shaping today’s U.S. meat industry," says David Yates, Ph.D., associate director of production technologies with Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. "Whether in the classroom, lab or boardroom, he has spent his career working to make our industry, and the people in it, even stronger."

"We are grateful to Allen for his years of service to K-State and his lasting influence on our program and students," says Ken Odde, professor and department head at K.S.U.’s department of Animal Sciences and Industry. "The Dell Allen Scholarship is a prime way to support the future of the industry while honoring one of today’s leaders."