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2009 Merial Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Walter Cash accepts his Merial Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Mary Jackson and student representative, Kara Gruber, from Merial, present the 2009 Merial teaching Excellence Award to Dr. Walter Cash.

The 2009 Merial Teaching Excellence Award is presented in recognition of outstanding instruction of first year veterinary students.  Kara Gruber, the Merial Student Representative, is here today representing Merial to present this award.  The recipient was selected by the current second year students, based on courses taught during their first year of veterinary school. 

The recipient of this award earned a B.S (Magna Cum Laude) in 1969 and a DVM in 1971 from K-State.  After 3 years of private practice in Illinois, he started teaching at the college in 1974.  He earned a Ph.D. from Kansas State University in 1982.  He coordinates and is the major lecturer in AP 700, Gross Anatomy I and lectures in several other anatomy courses in the first year of the DVM curriculum.  He has received the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award twice, in 1980 and 2000, and was recipient of this award in 2005.

The students describe this person as a very genuine professor who cares about student learning. He goes out of his way to be available for students and his joy for teaching is infectious. The recipient of the 2009 Merial Teaching Award is Dr. Walter Cash.