A Look Back at 2014
Thank you for another unbelievable year. We appreciate your support and the passion you have for helping to strengthen the grain milling industry through educational programs, professional development efforts and research projects. Here’s to another great year!
At IMEF, the community isn’t separate from the organization, the community is the organization. So this report summarizes our collective achievements last year.
In 2014, we funded several scholarships for milling science professionals and Kansas State University students, and committed funding for the development of a vocational training program in 2015. With the overall goal of the Foundation to strengthen the grain milling industry through educational programs, professional development efforts and research projects, we’re happy to report that we’re making progress, although we’re just beginning.
The trustees also approved funding for the translation of the recently revised IAOM Correspondence Course in Flour Milling into Arabic.
More initiatives are on the way in 2015, including the creation of a travel grant program to offset costs associated with securing the best speakers for the annual IAOM Conference & Expo.
On behalf of the milling industry professionals around the world, we want to say thank you for being part of this journey.
2014-15 IMEF President
IMEF Activites in 2014
Karl Janke and Brad Schultz, milling science students at Kansas State University, received the second disbursements of their IMEF Scholarships.
Jodi Roberts, a junior at Kansas State University, was announced as the first recipient of the IMEF Christian F. Kongsore Scholarship and a recipient of the IMEF Scholarship.
Steve Carpenter, Ryan Legge and Md Abu Zahid were selected as the recipients of the IMEF Scholarship Program for Professionals. The scholarships provided tuition for Legge and Zahid to take the IAOM Correspondence Course in Flour Milling, and for Carpenter to enroll in a resident milling course.
The 4th annual IMEF Silent and Centerpiece Auction, which was held during IAOM’s 118th Annual Conference & Expo in Omaha, Nebraska, raised $27,000 in what continues to be the Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event. The auction proceeds coupled with pledges from individuals, districts and companies, raised the total IMEF funds donated in Omaha to almost $52,000.
First disbursements of scholarships for Jodi Roberts are sent to Kansas State University.
IMEF Board of Trustees approves the 2015 budget, which includes funds to support the development of a vocational training program.
Scholarship applications due for following award year.