Cheryl Wachenheim, professor of agribusiness and applied economics, received the Teaching Scholar Award at the annual conference of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture June 16-20 at the University of Georgia, Athens.
The award is presented to a maximum of 1 percent of the organization's membership. The group is a professional society that focuses on promoting, recognizing and rewarding excellence in teaching agriculture and related areas at the post-secondary level in North America. Members of North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture are from two-year and four-year public and private colleges.
The purposes of the annual conference, which this year had a theme of "Teaching on My Mind," is to provide professional advancement of faculty engaged in classroom teaching. Participants share teaching methods, philosophies and styles of instruction.
Wachenheim earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota, and a master's degree in agricultural economics, MBA in material and logistics management and doctorate in agricultural economics from Michigan State University.
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