Two CVM Faculty Recognized for Teaching Excellence
September 08, 2010
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
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
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
"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."
From left: Porter S. Garner III, Dr.
Linda Logan, Dr. Karen Snowden, and Dr. Eleanor Green
From left: Porter S.
Garner III, Dr. Sharon Kerwin, Dr. Mark Stickney, and Dr.
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