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Schafer, David E. | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Schafer, David E.


Historical Note:

David E. Schafer was born in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, on August 30th, 1941.  He attended the University of Minnesota and earned a B.S. in Animal Husbandry in 1963.  In September of 1963 David Schafer married Jeanne in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He then went on to South Dakota State University and received his M.S. in Animal Science in 1968.  In 1968 Schafer worked for Kansas State University and spent two years in Andhra Pradesh, India as a meat technologist with the KSU-USAID program.  In October of 1968, his first child, Jason, was born.  In 1972, Schafer earned his Ph.D. in Food Science from Kansas State University and worked as an extension specialist in meats.  In December his second child, Derek, was born.  He joined the staff the same year when he became an associate professor at Kansas State University.  In 1975 Schafer’s third child, Mark, was born.

In 1984 Schafer was promoted to full professor.  He served as Faculty Senate President from 1986-1987.  In 2003 he was awarded Emeritus status and retired on August 2nd, 2003.  Over the years David Schafer belonged to a variety of organizations.  He was a part of American Meat Science Association, American Society of Animal Science, and Institute of Food Technologists.

Sources: Media Services Faculty Files in the university archives.
Note Author: James Smith





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