Celebrating 25 years of excellence

Celebrating 25 years of excellence

May 19
Craig Slaughter, RAP corporate sponsor and mentor with Kraft Foods
  

The College of ACES RAP—Research Apprentice Program—is celebrating 25 years of developing underrepresented students for excellence. During my six years as a RAP corporate sponsor and mentor with Kraft Foods, it has been an honor to spend time with the RAP students over the summer. To see students at such a young age have so much enthusiasm about the food industry is exciting! As these high school students are making their transition to universities, I believe that the RAP program offers invaluable lessons that can be applied regardless of career choice. My goal/hope is that these students remain in the food industry, but my overall passion is to see them graduate from college and chase their dreams.

Having come from the same environment as a majority of RAP students, this program holds a special place in my heart. I am humbled to be given the opportunity to provide students insight on the work of a product developer and to offer them my advice. I would like to thank my company and the university for continuing to focus on keeping RAP an annual event. Look forward to another 25 years of success and many more!