​Four UTCVM Professionals win the Gamma Sigma Delta Institute of Agriculture Team Award


UTIA 2016 Gamma Sigma Delta Team Award winners

Leaders of the Master Teacher Program at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine were named winners of the Gamma Sigma Delta Institute of Agriculture Team Award. Pictured with the award are (left to right) India Lane, UT Academic Affairs & Student Success; Nancy Howell, Large Animal Clinical Sciences; and Misty Bailey, CVM Administration. Shown behind the award winners are Dr. Jim Thompson, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine (left), and Dr. Larry Arrington, UTIA Chancellor. Not pictured is award winner Dr. Micky Sims.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recently presented several awards to top faculty, staff, researchers and outreach experts. Thirty-two people were recognized at UTIA’s annual Awards and Promotions Luncheon held in early August. Many of the awards are gifts made possible by past faculty, alumni and friends of the Institute.

Leaders of the Master Teacher Program at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine were named winners of the Gamma Sigma Delta Institute of Agriculture Team Award. Team members include Misty Bailey, curriculum and assessment coordinator for Veterinary Administration, Nancy Howell, recently-retired research assistant professor in Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Dr. India Lane, associate vice president, UT Academic Affairs and Student Success, and Dr. Michael Sims, professor emeritus in Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences.

The UTCVM Master Teacher Program encourages the sharing of practical and theoretical ideas for the purpose of instructors continuing to improve their communication and teaching skills. UTCVM educates more than 300 future veterinarians, and each member of the Master Teacher Program team has been professionally involved with best practices in veterinary medical education and assessment. The program’s primary goal is to provide leadership and expertise in the support and development of quality education.

“The Gamma Sigma Delta Team Award is the ideal recognition for his program, which arose from a strategic planning effort and became institutionalized because of the efforts of the core leadership team and others,” says Lane, one of the co-founders of the program. “We’re so pleased with how the Master Teacher program has grown and provided value to the college.”

“We are so proud of the many talented and dedicated people working for the UT Institute of Agriculture across the state,” says UTIA Chancellor Larry Arrington. “It was an honor to recognize all these award winners for their hard work.”

This award is presented by Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture. It is given to each member of a team of two or more UTIA faculty who have made an outstanding contribution to research, teaching or Extension.

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Contacts:

Charles Denney, 865-382-8058 (mobile), cmdenney@utk.edu

Sandra Harbison, 865-974-7377,
sharbiso@utk.edu

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