Anheuser-Busch Foundation Announces $250,000 Gift to Colorado State University
for Fermentation Sciences Program
FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 3, 2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Anheuser-Busch
Foundation today announced a $250,000 donation to Colorado State University's
newly developed Fermentation Science and Technology program. The gift will
fund the renovation of academic space and the hands-on lab at CSU. Before a
crowd of university and local officials, representatives from the brewery
emphasized Anheuser-Busch's commitment to community involvement, and praised
the accomplishments of the university and its new program.
Launched in the fall of 2013, Colorado State University's Fermentation Science
and Technology program has already been a popular focus among CSU students.
Colorado State University recently developed and implemented a new Bachelor of
Science degree in Fermentation Science and Technology in the department of
Food Science and Human Nutrition, part of the College of Health and Human
Sciences. CSU's Fermentation Science and Technology program is the first of
its kind in the region and just the third of its kind in the country.
"Anheuser-Busch and Colorado State University share a commitment to the Fort
Collins community, education and brewing quality," said Fort Collins Brewery
General Manager Kevin Fahrenkrog. "We work hard to bring adults the beers they
love and look forward to helping educate the next great generation of
Brewing experts from Anheuser-Busch have already embraced opportunities to
meet with students in the classroom and discuss the growing field of
fermentation science, and they view the partnership as a way to continue
fostering connections with the local Fort Collins community.
"We are the world's largest brewer, but we're real people with a passion for
brewing great beer," said Anheuser-Busch Senior Brewmaster Katie Rippel. "It's
an honor to contribute to the program's development and help empower the
future of brewing and fermenting."
"From cheese to tea to certain vegetables, we've seen interest in fermented
foods and beverages grow year after year," said Mike Pagliassotti, head of the
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. "We're thrilled that this
program has taken off so quickly and has become so popular with our students."
"Adding this program has not only been a successful step for the university's
research and development. It's opening more and more doors for our students,
as well," said Jeff McCubbin, dean of the College of Health and Human
Sciences. "We're so appreciative of Anheuser-Busch's involvement, and we look
forward to the continued success of this partnership for years to come."
In the past decade, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation has also supported brewing
science and education through an endowment to the University of California
Davis and by funding a food science laboratory building on the UC Davis
Anheuser-Busch and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation have donated more than $530
million to charitable organizations since 1997, including $75 million in
education for tomorrow's leaders.
Anheuser-Busch and its employees build on a legacy of corporate social
responsibility by focusing on three key areas: promotingalcohol
responsibility,preserving and protecting the environment andsupporting local
communities.In the past three decades, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesalers
have committed more than $1 billion in national advertising campaigns and
community-based programs to encourage responsible drinking and prevent
underage drinking and drunk driving.Anheuser-Busch reduced total water use at
its breweries 32 percent over the last 5 years and by 45.5 percent over the
last 10 years. The company has been a leading aluminum recycler for more than
30 years.Since 1997, Anheuser-Busch and its Foundation have invested in local
communities through donations of more than $530 million to charitable
organizations.The company also has provided more than 72 million cans of
drinking water to people impacted by natural and other disasters since
1988.Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch, the leading American brewer, is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer,
and continues to operate under the Anheuser-Busch name and logo.For more
information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.
ABOUT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY'S FERMENTATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Designed to prepare and educate students in the science and art of fermenting
foods and beverages, the Fermentation Science and Technology Degree Program
includes the development of practical research and outreach initiatives to
answer questions facing the growing fermentation-related industries in
Colorado, the United States, and the world. This program is currently offered
in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition in the College of Health
and Human Sciences at CSU.
Contact: Curtis Hubbard, (303) 908-2378, Curtis@onsightpa.com, Tony Phifer,
(970) 491-7712, Tony.Phifer@colostate.edu
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