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John Thomas Pence

John Thomas Pence, American dietitian. Registered dietitian. Recipient Silver Plate award International Food Service Manufacturers Association, 1987; named Kansas Employer Year Kansas Rehabilitation Association, 1980.

Background

  • Pence, John Thomas was born on June 21, 1941 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Son of Missouri and Florence (Lindley) Pence.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1963. Master of Science, Kansas State University, 1970.

    Career

    • Assistant director residence hall food service, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1973-1982;head residence hall food service, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1982-1987;associate director, housing head residence hall food service, Kansas State University, Manhattan, since 1987;instructor hotel, restaurant, institution management dietetics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, since 1987.

    Politics

    The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    The human race, with an acceptance of Christ, is destined to inherit a condition and quality of life that is beyond the imaginations of man.

    Views

    One may feel driven by urges such as anger, lust or greed. If anybody is willing to be open to the Holy Spirit, God helps to resist evil and to live life to the full.

    Membership

    Member Kansas Travel and Tourism Commission, since 1987. Chairman board directors Manhattan Community Senior Service Center, since 1990. Member American Dietetic Association, American School Food Service Association, Society For Advancement of Food Service Research, National Association College and University Food Service (national treasurer 1979-1985, national president 1986-1987, Meritorious Service award 1981, 83, 85).

    Lodges: Kiwanis.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocation: canoeing.

    Connections

    • Married Karen Sue Turner, June 19, 1976.
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