College of Veterinary Medicine

College Recognition Awards

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Bill DavisDr. William B. Davis, associate dean for undergraduate education, has been selected as a Vision and Change Leadership Fellow (VCLF) to help improve undergraduate life science teaching nationwide. Davis is part of a team of 40 leadership fellows selected from a pool of more than 250 applicants by the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE). PULSE is a joint initiative of the National Science Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and National Institutes of Health.




Raelyn Farnsworth Dr. Raelynn Farnsworth was awarded the 2012 National Mentor of the Year by the American Veterinary Dental Society for her dedication to student learning in Veterinary Dentistry at Washington State University.






Phil MixterPhil Mixter, clinical associate professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences, has received a 2012 WSU Distinguished Teaching Award.  The award recognizes WSU faculty and students for their outstanding achievements and contributions to undergraduate education.







Class of 2013 Outstanding Faculty Awards

1st Year - Dr. Charles Leathers
2nd Year - Dr. Patricia Talcott
3rd Year - Dr. Rance Sellon


Class of 2011 Outstanding Faculty Awards
1st Year - Dr. Charles Leathers
2nd Year - Dr. Patricia Talcott
3rd Year - Dr. Steve Parish


Class of 2010 Outstanding Faculty Awards
1st Year - Dr. Charles Leathers
2nd Year - Dr. Patricia Talcott
3rd Year - Dr. Bonnie Campbell


Dr Steve Hines to be Presented with the SAVMA Teaching Excellence Award  posted April 2007


Each year, the Student AVMA presents two Teaching Excellence Awards (TEAs) to recognize outstanding veterinary faculty members in the areas of basic and clinical sciences. The TEA is a unique award, in that it is one of the few national awards that are entirely student nominated and chosen. WSU juniors, Maci Keithly and Emily Wynne, successfully nominated Dr. Stephen Hines for the 2007 basic sciences award.

The students wrote essay responses to questions such as, "Give examples of methods that this instructor uses to generate enthusiasm for their subject" and "Describe the instructor's use of innovative teaching techniques". Maci and Emily selected Dr. Hines as a candidate through the overwhelming support from their classmates. Many students at WSU have been affected by his love of teaching, exemplary leadership (in and out of the classroom), mentorship, and dedication to make a difference. Many WSU students hope that Dr. Hines has many more years of teaching left in him!! He will be honored in front his colleagues at an awards ceremony at the AVMA Annual Convention in Washington D.C. this summer.



Dr. Steve Hines is appointed as the Berger Keatts Distinguished Professor  posted Jan 2006
The College of Veterinary Medicine recently appointed Dr. Steve Hines as the inaugural Berger Keatts Distinguished Professor.  This professorship was created with a bequest from the late Dr. Berger Keatts to recognize and support excellence in teaching in the WSU CVM. The College is fortunate to have many truly outstanding teachers and there were a number of very worthy nominees submitted by departmental Chairs.



Dr. Stephen Hines Receives Washington CASE Award for Excellence in Teaching

" The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) named the winners of the U.S. Professors of the Year for 2000 in recognition of their extraordinary dedication to teaching, commitment to students, and innovative instructional methods.

Dr. Steven Hines being presented his award

Created by CASE in 1981, the U.S. Professors of the Year Program is the only national awards program that recognizes college and university professors for their teaching. Selected from nearly 500 faculty members nominated by colleges and universities across the country, there are four national winners and 47 state winners."

"We honor these distinguished professors for guiding the aspirations of their students, advancing knowledge, and elevating the profession of teaching. In recognizing their commitment and excellence, their contributions and their demonstrated passion, we support the centrality of teaching on campus and recognize its importance to the future of our country," said Carnegie Foundation president Lee S. Shulman. 

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