UT Institute of Agriculture Presents Top Faculty and Staff Awards for 2020
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recognized extraordinary service from members of the faculty and staff across the state at its annual awards and promotions event, held this year on August 21, 2020. Honorees were recognized virtually during a Zoom presentation rather than a fun, in-person luncheon. This change in venue did not minimize the amazing accomplishments for 2020. Many of the awards are gifts made possible by past faculty, alumni and friends of the Institute.
Robert Reed, professor in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, is the J.E. Moss Award winner for the UT College of Veterinary Medicine. This award recognizes an outstanding recipient from each of UTIA’s four units. Shawn Hawkins was the winner for UT Extension, William Hart was the winner for the UT Herbert College of Agriculture, and David White for AgResearch.
Reed has served with the UT College of Veterinary Medicine for 24 years. His specialty is veterinary anatomy and he teaches both small and large animal anatomy, along with a summer boot camp for first year students. Previously, he’s won 15 teaching awards.
UT Institute of Agriculture Senior Vice President Tim Cross hosted the Zoom session for the award winners and praised them for their work. “Now more than ever, it’s critical that we take time to acknowledge the award-winning work that our faculty and staff carry out, even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic,” Cross says. “Tennesseans can count on the real-life solutions that the UT Institute of Agriculture provides to students and stakeholders from communities throughout Tennessee and beyond to enhance the economy, conserve the environment, and develop leaders for the future.”
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