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  • Food Science Training | Get the Best of a 4-Year Degree In Just 5 Days at Rutgers Intro to Food Science Training Program
    of the Rutgers Center for Advanced Food Technology oversees this successful food safety and science program We have the best instructors in this industry That s what makes it the best And we are constantly getting feedback and extracting ideas to take a four year food science degree and distill it down to the very essentials taught over the course of five days he said Those attending Rutgers Introduction to Food Science training course spend the five days delving into Food molecules and their forms and functions with a focus on acidity alkalinity and chemical reactions such as oxidation and hydrolysis The chemical compositions of oils and fats as well as their roles in food product development and manufacturing Carbohydrates used in food formulation what proteins do in foods and the raw materials needed for flavor reactions The various types of natural and artificial food coloring Flavor molecules flavor perception and developing techniques for flavor profiling and description Nutrients vitamins and minerals Microbes activity in food from fermentation and spoilage to food borne illnesses Quality and safety of manufacturing processes Others who have benefitted from the course include technicians and engineers specializing in process control flavoring product development research and development as well as professionals in food labeling sales purchasing quality control and other regulatory fields It was a great experience really informative It helped me solidify my decision to stay focused on food science Jennifer White Solae LLC For example Jennifer White realized her hidden passion for food product development after taking Rutgers Introduction to Food Science last August A research technician at soy based ingredient maker Solae LLC in St Louis White s life long goal was to become a biologist Big on professional development for its staff Solae sent White and two other employees to the garden

    Original URL path: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/stories/Food_Science_Training.html (2014-06-13)
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  • Ready to Ditch Your Day Job? Grow a New Career at Rutgers | Meet 3 People Who Turned Their Passion for Golf and the Great Outdoors into Exciting New Careers in Golf Course Management
    dominated golf industry She is the assistant superintendent at Makefield Highlands Golf Club For Torres life on the golf course was not a foregone conclusion She joined the Army right out of high school in 1992 and during her four year tour she married and became a mother The family relocated to Fort Dix in New Jersey in 2000 when her husband got a job in the state By then a mother of three Torres opened a daycare facility on the base but she always longed to spend her days outside A neighbor was the assistant superintendent of the base s Fountain Green Golf Course Hearing about his work intrigued Torres so much that she got a job operating a tractor on the course and never looked back However Torres lacked the skills and knowledge needed to advance in the profession In 2004 she used her G I bill to enroll in the Rutgers turf program the only woman in that year s class She also received two scholarships one from the New Jersey Turfgrass Association and the other from the Officer and Wives Club at Fort Dix she said Upon graduating in 2006 Torres became assistant superintendent at the Indian Springs Country Club an 18 hole public course in Marlton NJ Today she is an assistant superintendent at Makefield Highlands Golf Club in Yardley PA working under another Rutgers alumnus Mark Peterson Had I not gone to Rutgers I would not be living up to the potential I have said Torres who makes her home in Brown Mills in Burlington County It definitely opened doors Torres was never a golfer but now she says I m learning Like Torres most graduates of the Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School take a path that leads to golf course superintendent positions Yet many others have landed jobs in grass seed sales landscape management corporate grounds maintenance and related industries Koppell said Had I not gone to Rutgers I would not be living up to the potential I have One Rutgers graduate maintains the grounds inside NASCAR raceways and another is director of grounds for Pfizer Global Research and Development Koppell said But for golf fanatics who set their sights high Rutgers alumni have blazed the trail One such graduate is John Zimmers who went on to become the superintendent of Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania eight time host of the U S Open Rutgers alumnus and former co captain of the Scarlet Knights football team Tim Christ oversees 3 Essex County golf courses and more than 100 employees at the height of the season A career in professional sports football specifically seemed a certainty for Tim Christ co captain of the 1991 Scarlet Knight Football team But when he was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles training camp a few months after graduating with a degree in sports management he didn t know what to do with his life Christ liked the outdoors so when a mentor suggested he look into Rutgers

    Original URL path: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/stories/Grow-a-New-Career-at-Rutgers-Golf-Turf-Management-School.html (2014-06-13)
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  • Realizing His Full Potential | How Hard Work, Determination and 3 Weeks at Rutgers Helped One Student Turn a "Fun Job" Into a Successful Lifelong Career in Golf Course Turf Management
    fields As one 2010 student put it The presenters are stars in their own rights Armed with the knowledge of what he calls real life on the golf course Sutter landed a position as Assistant Superintendant at Bay Shore Municipal Golf Course in Miami Florida He continued on to two more successful Assistant Superintendant jobs at American Golf the management company for the New York Parks Department and Leewood Golf Club in East Chester New York Gleaning even more knowledge from these experiences and a very influential mentor Sutter landed his first Superintendant position at Emerson Golf Club in Emerson NJ in 2003 Rich Buckley left Rutgers turf instructor and Plant Diagnostics Lab Coordinator teaches students in the 3 week program about disease and pest identification Rich is just one of a dozen experts who share their knowledge with 3 week turf students Now Superintendant of Oronoque Country Club in Stratford Connecticut Sutter can look back on his career so far and recognize the value of having the Rutgers name on his resume Rutgers is definitely recognized as one of the top golf turf management schools in the Northeast he said I have run into so many graduates who now have successful careers in my field Rutgers is definitely recognized as one of the top golf turf management schools In fact the benefits of the three week program are still playing a role in Sutter s career progression over 13 years later Already a Class A member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America GCSAA Sutter is taking the next step to earn the professional designation of Certified Golf Course Superintendent CGCS the most widely recognized certification in the industry Only 25 percent of Class A members hold the title Superintendents must meet stringent requirements including professional experience and

    Original URL path: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/stories/Realizing-Career-Potential-at-Rutgers-Golf-Turf-Management-School.html (2014-06-13)
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  • Rutgers Program Gives Both Young & Seasoned a Fresh Career Start
    the 2006 class Rutgers EPH course encompasses seven weeks of classroom instruction taught by 30 plus experts practicing in their field and a 200 hour internship that gives students hands on experience working for a public health department said Rebecca Rathmill senior program coordinator The program enables students to sit for the state s REHS licensing exam It was intensive You really had to study Felcetto recalled He especially liked that the instructors related lessons to real life experiences You heard what you would see It s what convinced me I was doing the right thing Tom Felcetto a 2006 EPH graduate who works for the Middlesex County Health Department enjoys meeting all kinds of people on the job Registered Environmental Health Specialists are the front line investigators for many of the state s public health and environmental issues Rathmill said They work as health inspectors environmental managers and consultants in both private and public sectors On a daily basis we prevent people from getting a disease or food borne illness I think that s great Working for the Middlesex County Health Department Felcetto inspects supermarkets restaurants convenience stores and public pools throughout North Brunswick He also deals with neighbors complaining about cats wandering their neighborhood and grass growing too high Having spent four decades working mostly solo in labs and offices Felcetto enjoys the people interaction you meet all sorts of people and that really makes the job Kowal who got hooked on epidemiology while an undergraduate now coordinates his employer s infectious disease control program But that s just one part of the job As health inspector for four Shore towns Kowal handles residents complaints conducts inspections of food establishments and coordinates the Model Lead Safe Cities program running lead awareness fairs at which children are screened On a daily basis we prevent people from getting a disease or food borne illness I think that s great the Point Pleasant resident said Kowal also appreciates the camaraderie among health inspectors There s always someone you can call it s a team atmosphere The program opens up so many doors in the public and private sector It puts you ahead of the curve Not that this supportive and nurturing mentality surprises Kowal Long before he began his job he experienced it in the EPH class The instructors all were available to talk before and after class and during breaks and they gave students their phone numbers and e mail addresses Kowal noted Marianne Feeney a former dental hygienist and 2007 EPH graduate loves the variety afforded by her job as health inspector for the Somerset County Health Department Suzette Esteves and Marianne Feeney both learned about the EPH program while undergraduates at Montclair State University though years apart Feeney 49 returned to college in the early 1990s when her daughters were little and earned a bachelor s degree in allied health while working part time as a dental hygienist Rutgers EPH class intrigued her but it would be more

    Original URL path: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/stories/environment-and-public-health-careers.html (2014-06-13)
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  • Mayor Cory Booker Honors Rutgers T.E.E.M. Gateway with Proclamation | Youth Development | Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education
    The proclamation was issued by Mayor Booker shortly after he provided the keynote address during the Annual Stakeholders meeting of the Newark Youth Policy Board a group appointed by Booker that guides coordinates and integrates policy and planning efforts for all youth in Newark Among its many initiatives to reengage Newark s youth T E E M Gateway created the YE 2 S Center in 2008 a safe haven for

    Original URL path: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/stories/Cory-Booker-Honors-Rutgers-TEEM-Gateway.html (2014-06-13)
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  • Systematic Obesity Prevention Strategies to be Presented at Conference | Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education
    and over 10 of all children are obese More seriously over 17 of New Jersey s toddlers age 2 4 years are obese putting the garden state among the 10 worst states for that age group Keynote speaker Terry T K Huang Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Promotion Social and Behavioral Health at UNMC College of Public Health will share his systems approach to obesity prevention and provide a Call to Action for New Jersey at the conclusion of the day long program Dr Huang is a member of the White House Healthy Kids Working Group and Senior Advisor to the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research The afternoon speaker Marlene Schwartz Deputy Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University will discuss community level efforts to improve the nutritional environment for children Co chair of Connecticut s Obesity Task Force Dr Schwartz s research addresses how home environments school landscapes neighborhoods and the media shape eating attitudes and behaviours of children The conference s morning workshops will feature more than a dozen distinguished professionals representing the USDA CDC NJ Department of Agriculture NJ Department of Children and Families NACCHO Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Employers Association of New Jersey NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids Nemours Health and Prevention Services and Rutgers Cooperative Extension For more information or to register for the conference please visit http www cpe rutgers edu obesity or call 732 932 9271 x 622 Obesity conference organizer Kathleen Morgan Chair of the Rutgers Department of Family and Community Health Sciences OBESITY FAST FACTS NJ Adult Obesity Rates Prior to 1996 less than 15 of New Jersey citizens were considered obese Body Mass Index of 30 or greater By 2004 NJ passed the 20 mark In 2011 23 5 of

    Original URL path: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/stories/Obesity-Prevention-Conference-Presents-Systematic-Strategy-to-Fight-Obesity-Epidemic.html (2014-06-13)
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  • Preparing Ocean County's Youth for Environmental Careers | Rutgers' Public Service Programs Helping Others | Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education
    second summer in a row the Barnegat Bay Partnership worked with Rutgers T E E M Gateway and the Ocean County Private Industry Council OCPIC to provide summer jobs offering experiential work opportunities to students from neighboring communities The Environmental Studies and Career Exploration summer program is designed to expose youth to the many environmental learning and vocational opportunities in Ocean County Youth attending the program learn workplace readiness skills in a classroom setting and ecological lessons on field trips to various state and county parks By the end of the six week program youth will have learned about careers in the environmental sector and will be prepared to apply for their first jobs The OCPIC workers spent one of their work days at the BBP Island Heights Library Children s Garden hanging bird houses pruning trees weeding and planting sunflowers and other native plants In addition they learned about bats painted a bat house mulched trees and learned about mulch volcanos On other work days they helped with trail maintenance at both the New Jersey Forest Resource Education Center in Jackson and the Natural Resource Education Foundation Lighthouse Center in Waretown They also learned about the Barnegat Bay watershed

    Original URL path: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/stories/TEEM-Gateway-Ocean-County-Environmental-Jobs.html (2014-06-13)
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  • Developmental Disabilities Training | Teaching Disability Awareness to First Responders | Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education
    emergency medical services personnel Rutgers University Office of Continuing Professional Education created the hour long interactive online course which gives all first responders a baseline understanding about developmental disabilities and best practices for interactions said Program Coordinator Emily Carey PerezdeAlejo The Developmental Disabilities Awareness Training for NJ First Responders helps you to be mindful of how to approach a person with erratic behavior said Rudesyle who also is a volunteer firefighter in Haledon and an EMT in North Haledon You have to step back and assess the situation Are they on medication Do they have autism Are they having a seizure Have they suffered a traumatic brain injury Using photos and video clips of real world scenarios the course introduces first responders to the challenges of interacting with someone with developmental disabilities and recommends approaches for a successful encounter It explains for example that a person with a developmental disability may respond to questions and instructions without understanding them and take everything said literally First responders are encouraged to use simple direct language and avoid jargon and expressions that can have more than one meaning People don t realize how many individuals they encounter every day who have disabilities said Kathleen Lutz a pediatric nurse practitioner in the New Jersey Department of Health NJDOH Office of Emergency Medical Services who coordinated development of the curriculum More than 200 000 New Jerseyans have a developmental disability and many have multiple diagnoses Lutz said Developmental disabilities are severe chronic conditions that result from mental and or physical impairments and develop anytime up to age 22 People with developmental disabilities may have problems with life skills including language mobility learning and living independently Individuals with developmental disabilities are increasingly integrating into communities and having more contact with the same services you and I

    Original URL path: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/stories/Developmental-Disabilities-Training-Course-Developed-by-Rutgers.html (2014-06-13)
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