WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue September 13, 2011
WKU-Owensboro Receives Major Gift
By Dan Modlin
Bowling Green/Owensboro – A fifty thousand dollar gift will help to support the Food Processing and Technology Program at WKU's Owensboro campus. Director of the campus, Dr. Gene Tice, says the gift from the Arthur W. Perdue foundation will be used to purchase two important pieces of equipment for the program: a protein analyzer and a fat analyzer. Students enrolled in the program will be able to work with the equipment, which will be housed in the Center for Business and Research in Owensboro.
The Food Processing and Technology Program was established in 2008 at the WKU-Owensboro campus. WKU President Gary Ransdell says the program is "unique to the region and the only program of its type in Kentucky." The grant from Perdue will be matched by an internal grant and money from the city of Owensboro.