July 16, 2013



Ellis, Washburn receive teaching awards

By Pat Melgares

Jason Ellis and Shannon Washburn, faculty members in the department of communications and agricultural education, have been recognized for excellence in teaching and advising.

Ellis, an associate professor of agricultural communications, received the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, or NACTA, Teacher Fellow Award for 2013.

NACTA recognizes teachers who represent the very best in agricultural higher education. Ellis was chosen based on his teaching philosophy, student and colleague evaluations, teacher evaluations and administrative recommendation.

Washburn, an assistant professor of agricultural education, received the outstanding advising award from Gamma Sigma Delta, an agricultural honor society.