Sterle wins Teaching Excellence Award

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Jodi Sterle, associate professor in the Department of Animal Science, is a recipient of the 2010 Student Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence, formerly known as the Teaching Excellence Awards.Sterle is one of 279 faculty members in the Texas A&M University System to receive this award. The Teaching Excellence Awards were initiated by Michael D McKinney, chancellor of the A&M System, in 2008 to honor and award the system’s top teachers as selected by students. Faculty members who teach courses of three hours or more and have a minimum of 16 students are eligible.

Sterle teaches the honors section of ANSC 107 and teaches part of the corresponding laboratories, ANSC 108. She has developed a course embracing the history and heritage of the livestock industry through various forms of art. Sterle is an advisor to the Saddle & Sirloin Club and coordinates the Academic Quadrathlon contest.

Also the AgriLife Extension Swine Specialist, Sterle is responsible for Extension swine education programs throughout Texas, from the large vertically integrated operations with more than 30,000 sows in the Texas Panhandle to the more than 26,000 youth involved in the show pig industry each year.

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For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Courtney Coufal at or (979) 845-1542.

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