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utstanding Alumni Awardees

Dr. Rolando A. Flores

Rolando A. Flores is Dean and Chief Administrative Officer in the College of Agricultural,
Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University. Prior to coming
to NMSU Rolando was Professor and Department Head, Department of Food Science and
Technology; and Director of The Food Processing Center, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

He holds a doctorate in Grain Science and Industry with specialization in international
trade from Kansas State University, a master’s degree in agricultural engineering from
Iowa State University and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the
Universidad de Costa Rica.

Flores served on the faculty at Iowa State University and Kansas State University. He also
worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service and served
as administration director for the National Production Bureau of Costa Rica where he led
the PL-480 program for grain purchasing for Costa Rica.

Dr. Flores’ research focused on optimizing water use in food processing operations,
development of foods and new uses for grains and other agricultural products and their
by-products. He has over 85 scientific publications, 150 technical presentations and
obtained over $2.5 million for his research program while at Iowa State University and
Kansas State University.

Flores is a Water for Food Institute Faculty Global Fellow and an active member of the
Institute of Food Technologists. In 2008, he received the Stanley Watson Award of the
American Association of Cereal Chemists International. In 2012 was part of the team that
received the USDA–ARS National Technology Transfer Award.

Donald P. Morrison, Jr.

Don was raised in North Scituate, Rhode Island and graduated from Kansas State
University with a BS in Feed Science and Management in 1981. He earned his Master of
Business Administration degree from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1994 and is a
member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

After graduating from Kansas State, Don joined Bartlett & Company Grain in Kansas City
where he began trading animal feed ingredients internationally. In 1983, he moved to
New York City and joined Krohn Trading, a Hamburg, Germany based trading company.
While in New York, he started the K-State NYC Alumni Chapter. The Krohn Trading Group
became a division of Louis Dreyfus Corporation in 1996 and they later joined TRC Trading
in 2003. In his 34 years of working with the Krohn Trading group, Don has originated over
50 million tons of animal feed ingredients for export, helping to improve the U.S. balance
of trade by over $8 billion.

Don and his wife Noradeen live in Fairfield, CT and have two daughters, Olivia and Alexandra.

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  • Updated: 5/1/17