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Student Spotlight: Marcus Washington

Marcus Washington is a student within the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal and Food Sciences. He is majoring in food science with a degree option in food industry.
Student Spotlight: Marcus Washington

Marcus Washington

Meet Marcus Washington! He grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. When looking for colleges to attend, he decided OSU would be a great fit.

“Oklahoma State is the only 4-year college in Oklahoma that offers such a wide variety of majors,” said Marcus. “That coupled with the fact that we have one of the best colleges of agriculture and colleges of business, I decided to come here.”

Marcus is majoring in food science with a degree option in food industry. Originally, Marcus wanted to start a business in the food sector. Now his goal is to work in the industry as well as own a non-profit for lower income communities.

“I wanted to start a business in the food sector, and industry covers all aspects of food science. This is perfect for me because I wanted to get involved with every aspect of food science.”

On campus, he is involved in the Food Science Club, Black Student Association, Student Success Leaders, and Phi Eta Sigma. He is the recipient of the Earl C. May Scholarship and is on the Dean’s Honor Roll. After graduation, Marcus plans to get his master’s degree in food safety at either OSU or Purdue.

“I will use my degree to educate lower-income communities and those who do not have knowledge about food science. My plans are to help bring better food into food desserts as well as teach people proper storage techniques, reading labels, and how to cook healthy foods, as well as how to grocery shop and find well-priced foods.”

MEDIA CONTACT:

Rebekah Alford
Animal and Food Sciences Communications
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078
Email: cowpokenews@okstate.edu

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