WFFC Announces Recipients of the 2012 Scholarship Awards

NEPTUNE, NJ - Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce is pleased to announce the 2012 WFFC scholarship award recipients. 

Lauren Ritzmann is the 2012 recipient of the Rita Flynn Memorial Fragrance Scholarship Award. Ritzmann is currently a senior at Ashford University in pursuit of her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Business Administration.  Her ability to juggle many priorities with a fine balance embodies the spirit of the WFFC. In addition to working full-time at Kerry Ingredients & Flavors, she attends college and is raising a young family.

Diane Schmitt is the 2012 recipient of the WFFC Flavor Scholarship Award.  A freshman at Cornell University, Schmitt is studying for a Master’s degree in Food Science.  In addition to her academic pursuit, she actively participates in community services.  She co-leads Developing Solutions for Developing Countries, a product development team with the IFT and has visited Tanzania to raise money and work with women who suffer obstetric fistula.  Furthermore, Schmitt is involved with a number of other student associations, including a food science club.

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About the WFFC

The WFFC, Inc. was founded in 1982 by women employed in various capacities in the U.S. flavor and fragrance industry. This organization was borne out of a recognized need for a networking, education and support system for women in our industry. Our mission has been and remains to this day to provide a center of education, camaraderie, support and networking opportunities for women in our industry. Our membership encompasses women involved in sales, purchasing, customer service as well as technical careers.

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