Former ISU Extension Meats Specialist Endows Scholarships in Meat Science

July 23rd, 2007

Ames, Iowa "“ Two new scholarships for Iowa State University students interested in careers in meat processing and associated industries have been endowed by emeritus animal science professor Robert Rust and his wife Dorothy.

"Through this scholarship, Bob and Dorothy would like to do their part to support students who represent enthusiastic potential leaders for the future of the meat industry," said Maynard Hogberg, chair of the department of animal science.

The Robert E. and Dorothy B. Rust Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships in Meat Science will be awarded based on grade point, essay submission and experience and interest in the applied meat processing or allied industries.

Robert Rust enjoyed a long career supporting the meat processing industry through his work in the ISU Meat Laboratory. He served as a professor of animal science from 1959 to 1994, during which time he developed the extension program in meat science and started Iowa State's continuing series of internationally recognized meat processing short courses.

Dorothy Rust started her career at Iowa State as the head secretary of economics in 1959. After five years she left the workforce to focus on her family. She joined the staff in Global Agriculture Programs as a secretary in the College of Agriculture in 1989 where she served international students and visitors and supported the director until her retirement in 1999.

Any individual or company that wishes to contribute to these scholarships may contact Ray Klein, senior director of development with the ISU Foundation, at (515) 294-3303 or


Maynard Hogberg, Animal Science, (515) 294-2160,
Melea Reicks Licht, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communication Service, (515) 294-8892,