Tennessee Professor Receives Presidential Award

F. Ann Draughon

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A food microbiologist at the University of Tennessee has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

F. Ann Draughon is a professor of food science and technology. She was one of 10 researchers to receive the nation's highest recognition for mentoring in her field in a ceremony at the White House on Friday.

The award recognizes teachers who mentor students and colleagues who are underrepresented in a given field.

Draughon mentors women and minorities studying food microbiology and food science. The award includes a $10,000 grant Draughon will use to continue her mentoring.

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