MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — A remembrance of life celebration for Dr. C.E. Walker, a professor at the Department of Grain Science & Industry at Kansas State University, who died on April 26 is planned at 10:30 a.m. June 9.
The event will be the International Grains Program Center, 1980 Kimball Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas, U.S. Following the presentation, lunch will be provided by the Department of Grain Science & Industry.
Walker was born Dec. 17, 1936 in Winterset, Madison County, Iowa, U.S. Better known as Chuck in later life, Walker received a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering in May 1959.
In December 1987, Walker joined the Department of Grain Science & Industry at Kansas State University as the Bakers National Educational Foundation chaired Baking Science Professor. There he maintained a busy research, teaching, graduate student advising, publishing, traveling, and consulting program, specializing in baking technology.
He published more than 100 technical papers and advised about 50 graduate students during his career. He was heavily involved in applied theology (mixing & flow characteristics) of flour products, and his commitment to international graduate students.
Walker retired in 2005, only to be hired back afterward to assist with seminars and the department's centennial recognition in 2010. He continued to support the department's activities on a volunteer basis.
Walker is survived by his wife Shannon Rose Philp, three children, three grandchildren, and three siblings.