Hany Khalil Memorial Endowment
Professor Hany Khalil Memorial Endowment for Food Science and Nutrition
The Food Science and Nutrition Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is pleased to honor Professor Hany Khalil for his dedication as a passionate educator, leader and international ambassador through the establishment of the Professor Hany Khalil Memorial Endowment for Food Science and Nutrition students by expanding and enhancing their Learn by Doing opportunities and broadening their international engagement.
Professor Khalil dedicated his career to student education and contributed internationally to the field of food science. He co-founded the California State University Consortium for International Development, which led to the establishment of the ADAPT program. ADAPT provided training and tools that enabled deployed military personnel to work with Afghan farmers to improve their agricultural practices to ensure food security and economic development.
Prior to immigrating to the United States in 1978, Khalil worked briefly for the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture, igniting his lifelong passion for international development. Throughout his lifetime, he provided agriculture training in more than 40 developing nations. Prior to his death, he had just returned from a two-week assignment in Ghana, where he trained employees at a mango processing facility in good manufacturing practices and continuous improvement of their overall food-processing capabilities.
Khalil earned his undergraduate degree in agriculture from the University of Alexandria, Egypt. He earned his master's degree in food processing and doctoral degree in food process engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He was a long-term faculty member in the Food Science and Nutrition Department, beginning his tenure as a lecturer in 1987 followed by a tenure-track appointment in 1988.
He is survived by his wife, Mariam Emyan, and his son, John Khalil.
You can make a difference!
The Professor Hany Khalil Memorial Endowment for Food Science and Nutrition was established in October 2014 to support Cal Poly Food Science & Nutrition Department students in their educational goals by supporting, expanding and enhancing their Learn by Doing educational opportunities and broadening their international engagement.
The Professor Hany Khalil Memorial Endowment for Food Science and Nutrition was initially funded through Khalil's Cal Poly professional development funds.
Your charitable gift will directly benefit students in the field of food science and nutrition. If you would like to be part of his legacy by contributing to the endowment, you can help via:
Check/Cash Contribution sent to:
Cal Poly Food Science and Nutrition
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0258
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