Lloyd W. Rooney
Lloyd Rooney, professor emeritus in the Texas A&M University, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, passed away at home on June 23, 2019. Lloyd was born on July 17, 1939, in Rawns County, Kansas. He attended elementary school in a one-room schoolhouse and graduated from McDonald High School (1957). He later attended Kansas State University, earning B.S. (1961) and Ph.D. (1965) degrees in grain science.
After completing his studies, he accepted a faculty position in grain quality at Texas A&M University, where he remained until his retirement in 2013. Over his 48 year tenure, his research and teaching activities in the Cereal Quality Lab focused on improvement of the grain structure and chemistry of corn, sorghum, and wheat for food utilization. He worked with crop improvement programs domestically and internationally to develop crop cultivars with improved grain quality. In addition to research, Lloyd advised more than 130 graduate students pursuing degrees in food science.
Lloyd was recognized for his impact in research on numerous occasions, including the Texas A&M University Regents Award; the Texas A&M College of Agriculture Awards for Teaching and for Research and Collaborative Team Research; and the Mexican National Academy of Science Distinguished Researcher Award. He was named an AACC International Fellow (1993) and received the AACCI Excellence in Teaching Award (1997). Lloyd was an active AACCI member, presenting research at annual meetings and co-authoring and -editing AACCI books and journal articles. He was also a member of the AACCI Carbohydrate, Milling & Baking, and Education Divisions.
Lloyd is survived by his wife of 55 years, Maxine Rooney, their three children (and spouses): Bill (and Megan) Rooney, College Station, TX; Tammy (and Steve) Duke, Lucas, TX; and Marcille (and Salvador) Aldrett, Katy, TX; his grandchildren: William, David, and Travis Rooney; Kaitlyn, Cassandra, and Caroline Duke; and Andrew, Marielle, Gianna, and Annelise Aldrett; and great-grandchildren: Liam Rooney and two more due within the year.
Lloyd told his children to leave the world a better place than they found it, for themselves, their descendants, and others, setting an example as a devout family man and through his research and training of grain scientists working around the world. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the memorial scholarship in his name at Texas A&M University (Lloyd W. and Maxine Rooney Endowed Graduate Scholarship at the Texas A&M Foundation; www.txamfoundation.com) or to the Brazos Valley hospice organization (www.hospicebrazosvalley.org).
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Aono, S., Nisshin Flour Milling Inc., Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki, Japan
Arreola, I. A., CIAD, A.C., Hermosillo, Mexico
Beam, J., technical service manager, DSM Food Specialties, Inc., South Bend, IN, U.S.A.
Brandner, S., chair of Brewing and Beverage Technology, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany
Bunting, C., director R&D, Clif Bar and Company, Emeryville, CA, U.S.A.
Cancel Vega, M. M., quality manager, Miller Milling Company, Winchester, VA, U.S.A.
Cheng, F., graduate student, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Chou, L., St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.
Costa, V., Eat Well Global Inc., Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.
Drawbridge, P. C., graduate student, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Durotoye, T., TechnoServe, Lagos, Nigeria
Farahani, M., Miller Milling Company, Fort Worth, TX, U.S.A.
Frank, P., Nestlé Sweden A/B, Stockholm, Sweden
Guo, B., professor, Institute of Food Science and Technology, CAAS, Beijing, China
Johnson, A., Eat Well Global Inc., Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.
Kanter, J., attorney, Gaido & Fintzen, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
Laub Hansen, G., Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lemmens, E., KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
Li, J., Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Liu, S., University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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Martin, R., graduate student, Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, U.S.A.
Miksch, M., student, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, U.S.A.
Miura, M., professor, Iwate University, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
Nguyen, T., graduate student, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Nivelle, M. A., KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
Oshiro, M., Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd., Ichikawa, Japan
Parhusip, A. J. N., University of Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, Indonesia
Peterson, K., undergraduate student, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, U.S.A.
Pronin, D., Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany
Ren, Y., University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Robbins, K., assistant R&D manager, Kemin Food Technologies, Des Moines, IA, U.S.A.
Rodriguez Rosales, R. J., senior chemist, QualiTech Inc., Chanhassen, MN, U.S.A.
Roman, L., postdoctoral fellow, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
Roye, C., KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
Seguchi, M., Uji, Japan
Shen, Y., graduate student, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, U.S.A.
Suyama, T., Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan
Tian, W., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, U.S.A.
Tran, L., QA manager, Miller Milling Company, Oakland, CA, U.S.A.
Vidal Torres, E., graduate student, University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus Agroenvironmental Sciences, Mayaguez, PR, U.S.A.
Walton, J., HarvestPlus, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
White, R., University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
Winter, K., supplier quality assurance technologist, Mars Petcare, Franklin, TN, U.S.A.
Woodbury, T. J., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.
Xie, C., University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Yusufali, R., TechnoServe, Arlington, VA, U.S.A.
Zhao, X., graduate student, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
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