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09.08.10

Two CVM Faculty Recognized for Teaching Excellence

College Station, TX - Two outstanding faculty members at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), Dr. Karen Snowden, associate professor in parasitology and Dr. Mark Stickney, clinical associate professor in general surgery, were recognized with the prestigious Association of Former Students College-Level Teaching Award. The awards were presented at the CVM College Hour on September 2.  

This award is chosen by both faculty members and students every year. The honorees are presented with a plague and a stipend.  

Snowden has been with the CVM as an associate professor for 17 years. While serving on the faculty at the CVM, she has won several teaching awards including the Texas Veterinary Medical Association Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching and the TAMU Montague Scholar Award from the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Snowden's award was presented by Dr. Linda Logan, professor and department head for veterinary pathobiology at the CVM.  

"In my view, Dr. Snowden is truly a role model as a scholar and educator, and we are very pleased to see that she has been recognized by the Association of Former Students with this award for distinguished teaching," explains Logan. "She has served as a mentor for a number of students. She has received very positive feedback from her students as some have made career choices based on the rotation that she teaches. I would like to thank Dr. Snowden for the contributions she has made." 

"We focus on teaching, research, and service here at the college," said Snowden. " It is very easy to stay motivated because we have really great students. I would like to thank the Association of Former Students and the people in my department and the college who spent the extra time and effort to make this happen." 

Stickney has been with the CVM since 2002. In 2009, he was nominated by students of Texas A&M to be a namesake at the annual Fish Camp. This is his first teaching award while serving on the faculty at the CVM. 

Dr. Sharon Kerwin, professor at the CVM, presented Stickney with his award. 

"Dr. Stickney is responsible for running our general surgery unit," notes Kerwin. "It is a very challenging job, and he runs an amazing service. He is a remarkable teacher who does an incredible job for the students, pets, and citizens of Texas." 

"Teaching is where my passion is," said Stickney. "It is the most rewarding aspect of my job and it is an honor to be recognized for that.  I want to thank the association, the committee that selected me, and the students that I made an impression on."

Porter S. Garner, Dr. Linda Logan, Dr. Karen Snowden, and Dr. Eleanor M. Green

From left: Porter S. Garner III, Dr. Linda Logan, Dr. Karen Snowden, and Dr. Eleanor Green 

Porter S. Garner, Dr. Sharon Kerwin, Dr. Mark Stickney, Dr. Eleanor M. Green

From left: Porter S. Garner III, Dr. Sharon Kerwin, Dr. Mark Stickney, and Dr. Eleanor Green



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