Stephanie Clark receives the American Dairy Science Association® Distinguished Service Award

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Champaign, IL (June 1, 2023)—The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Stephanie Clark as the 2023 recipient of the ADSA Distinguished Service Award. The award will be presented on Sunday, June 25, 2023, during the opening session at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The ADSA Distinguished Service Award was created to recognize unusually outstanding and consistent contributions to the welfare of the dairy industry, either directly or indirectly. The award is based on a broad, even nonscientific, contribution. Thus, outstanding achievements by those in industry, public administration, or academic administration shall qualify. The contribution may be national or international. The ADSA Distinguished Service Award is not for ADSA accomplishments. The winner must have fulfilled as of January 1 of the year of the award the contributions to the welfare of the dairy industry for which they are to be recognized, must be living when nominated, and need not be a member of ADSA.

Stephanie Clark, PhD, MS, started her professional career as an assistant professor at Washington State University in 1998. She currently holds an endowed professorship at Iowa State University. Her research broadly ranges from cow to consumer, including dairy chemistry, microbiology, processing, and sensory evaluation. An advocate for student engagement, Clark has advised successful food product development teams and dairy product evaluation teams at Washington State University and Iowa State University. In 2020, Clark established the Iowa State University Creamery, where students gain practical experience preparing for meaningful careers upon graduation. Clark has provided service and leadership in ADSA, the Institute of Food Technologists, and the American Cheese Society.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA presents Stephanie Clark with the 2023 ADSA Distinguished Service Award.

About the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)

The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) is an international organization of educators, scientists, and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world’s population. It provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry.