Nick Sevart, K-State Master's student in Food Science (major professor Dr. Randall Phebus) and STEC CAP grant supported, is the 2014 recipient of the national Colvin Scholarship administered by the Certified Angus Beef Program (CAB; Wooster, OH). The scholarship is named in honor of Louis M. "Mick" Colvin, co-founder and emeritus Executive Director of the CAB Program. One $5000 graduate award is made annually to a full-time Master's or doctoral level student conducting research related to high quality beef production. The scholarship fund benefits tomorrow's leaders who are involved in their communities and the beef industry. As part of the award, Nick will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2014 CAB Annual Conference, September 17-19 in sunny Marco Island, Florida. Nick has been very busy conducting STEC CAP affiliated research since the first day of our award. He has been involved in Objective 1 STEC detection methodology development, Objective 2 STEC prevalence determination in fed cattle, and Objective 3 intervention technology validations to control STEC during processing (the topic of his thesis). And to take further advantage of his talents and dedication to our CAP project, Nick recently became the student representative on our Stakeholder Advisory Board. Thanks Nick for all all of your great efforts!