Dan Smith

Celebrating 30 Years

Yes, it's true and hard to believe but Dan Smith, our beloved advisor of 30 years, is retiring at the end of 2023.  While his student guidance will be sorely missed, we are very happy for him as he heads into new adventures.  Besides, he'll still be teaching a few classes!  Please read below to learn about the various ways you can participate in this fond send off!

Donate to the Dan Smith Food & Beverage Teaching Laboratory

Celebrate Dan’s exemplary career in FST by helping to furnish a state-of-the art food science laboratory.   As Dan says, 

“I am calling on friends and alumni of FST to help me realize the goal of having this state-of the art space filled with equipment to match. It would be gratifying to know that those who succeed me will have all the tools required to create a compelling and fully relevant learning experience every week.”

To donate contact Lisbeth.goddik@oregonstate.edu   Or online, go to https://give.fororegonstate.org/PL1Uv3Fkug and type in “Food Science & Technology Department Unrestricted Fund”. When prompted, select “In Honor of” and type in Dan Smith. Gifts can also be made via check, qualified charitable distribution, transfer of securities, and more by contacting Caitlin Sharp at Caitlin.sharp@osufoundation.org

Dan, the Movie, coming soon to theaters near you!

We are creating a video from your responses to the prompt: "How has FST and knowing Dan influenced your life and career?"  The plan is to show this at the Fall Tailgater but it will also be posted on our Youtube channel.  Here's your chance to send Dan a personal message.  Still photos are welcome, too!

Submission guidelines:  Videos must be shorter than 30 seconds and labeled with your name and the year you graduated from FST (i.e. joesmith2010.mp4). Same for still photos. Please limit written message (see link below) to 75 words max.


Dan Smith Alumni/OSIFT Tailgater

Saturday, October 14th - Homecoming Game
Thanks to everyone for making this event a great success!! 
It was great to see everyone and to celebrate Dan's 30 years with FST.  

Thanks to our sponsor Oregon Section IFT  and the OSU Alumni Association