The Texas A&M Association of Former Students (AFS) has recognized two College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) faculty members with College-Level Teaching Awards for their talent, expertise, and devotion to conveying knowledge to students.
Drs. Jordan Tayce, an instructional associate professor in the CVMBS’ Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), and Andra Voges, a clinical professor in the Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department (VLCS), were announced as the 2020 recipients of the award during the CVMBS Town Hall on Dec. 10.
The College-Level Teaching Awards were presented by Kathryn Greenwade ’88, AFS vice president for Communications and Human Resources.
Tayce teaches Professional and Clinical Skills courses for veterinary students, helping them learn some of the most fundamental skills for their careers in veterinary medicine.
“In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has made a tremendous impact on curriculum development through course design services for the college,” Dr. John August, CVMBS dean, said during the town hall.
Tayce also serves as the associate director for the Center for Educational Technologies (CET), which creates high-impact, interactive teaching programs designed to address today’s educational challenges.
For his work with the CET, Tayce helps design, develop, and deploy innovative educational courseware for the college’s professional veterinary program.
“Dr. Tayce has been instrumental in the early development and continued success of the Center for Educational Technologies at the CVMBS,” August said.
Tayce was previously recognized with the CVMBS’ Bridges Teaching and Service Award in 2015.
As an expert in diagnostic imaging and ultrasonography, Voges plays a key role in the education of veterinary students and the treatment of patients at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH).
“Dr. Voges has developed a truly unique teaching program that blends a clinical service with practical, real-world concepts, creating unique educational and research opportunities for our veterinary students,” August said.
When Voges joined the CVMBS in 2015, she was instrumental in the college’s work to incorporate more diagnostic imaging into the veterinary curriculum.
“Dr. Voges saw an opportunity and now both ultrasonography and diagnostic imaging have been integrated into the professional program curriculum, which is critical in preparing the clinical skills of the veterinarians of tomorrow,” August said.
Voges was previously recognized with the CVMBS’ Juan Carlos Robles Emanuelli Teaching Award in 2019.
Story by Megan Myers, CVMBS Communications
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