In the above picture, David Ortega is being congratulated by Doug Richardson, Vice President in charge of the Applebaum fund and Deacue Fields, Vice President of Education.

Two Time Winner

At the annual conference of the Food Distribution Research Society, David Ortega was named the 2013 Applebaum Outstanding Dissertation Award Winner. David, a former AgEcon doctoral student, is currently an Assistant Professor of Global Agri-foods Systems at Michigan State University. David’s dissertation, “An Economic Exposition of Chinese Food Safety Issues” was selected from a very competitive field and presented October 8th, 2013, at the conference luncheon held in the Union League Club of Chicago. In 2009, David also received the Applebaum Award for Outstanding Masters Thesis.

The William Applebaum Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually by the society for outstanding graduate student research in food distribution and marketing. This scholarship fund is named after William Applebaum, Chief of Staff, Market Research Division: The Kroger Grocery and Baking Company; Assistant General Manager, Stop & Shop, Inc; and Lecturer on Food Distribution and Comparative Marketing, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University.