Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dinner with the Adams and Hutts

After the first night of the class, Law School Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Registrar, Rhonda Adams and her husband Chuck, a University of Arkansas English Professor and the Associate Dean of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences hosted a wonderful dinner party at their Fayetteville home for Professor Hutt and his wife Catherine, the LL.M. class, and selected law school faculty and administrators.  This event allowed the LL.M. candidates to interact informally with Professor Hutt, continuing their classroom discussions in a welcoming informal setting. It was a wonderful evening.

We were also delighted to have the opportunity to talk with Professor Hutt's wife, and Dean Chuck Adams' sister, Catherine. Catherine Adams Hutt is a food policy professional of great distinction in her own right.  Catherine is a Senior Advisor at Leavitt Partners and a partner in Sloan Trends. She is also the founder and president of the not-for-profit regulatory think tank, The Rialto Conference, serves on the board of the Institute of Food Technologists, serves as a consultant to the National Restaurant Association and Food Regulatory Solutions, and is a principal in RdR Solutions. She is the former Chief Quality Officer for McDonald’s Corporation and Coors Brewing Company and a former Assistant Administrator for the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.

We were pleased that LL.M. alumna Margie Alsbrook was able to join us for Professor Hutt's class and our dinner gathering.  While Margie was in law school, she served as the first editor of the Journal of Food Law & Policy. The Journal was honored to publish Professor Hutt's article, Food Law & Policy: An Essay in its first issue, and Margie worked with Professor Hutt through the publishing process. Margie now serves as a Washington County Justice of the Peace and an attorney with Alsbrook Legal Services.

Our appreciation is expressed to Rhonda and Chuck for hosting such a wonderful gathering for us.

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