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Bayer Animal Health Teaching Excellence Award

2009 Bayer Animal  Health Teaching Excellence Award to Dr. Steve Stockham

Rob Wahoff, Bayer Animal Health, and Dr. M. M. Chengappa present the 2009 Bayer Animal Health Teaching Excellence Award to Dr. Steve Stockham.

The 2009 Bayer Animal Health Teaching Excellence Award is presented in recognition of outstanding instruction of second year veterinary students.  Rob Wahoff is here today, representing Bayer, to present this award.  The recipient was selected by the current third year students, based on courses taught during their second year of veterinary school. 

The recipient of this award obtained his DVM from KSU in 1972, and completed a residency in Veterinary Pathology at Michigan State University in 1980.  He is a board-certified Veterinary Clinical Pathologist.  He is an Honorary Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathologists.  He has taught at Michigan State University and the University of Missouri and arrived at KSU in 2001 as Director of the Clinical Pathology Laboratory.  He coordinates and lectures DMP 775 - Clinical Pathology to sophomore students.  He has obtained more than $100,000 in teaching enhancement grants during his career, and he has received numerous teaching awards…here are the highlights.  He received the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award in 1987 and 1998, the Golden Aesulapius Award in 1990, 92, 94, 97, and 2000, the Gold Chalk Award for outstanding instruction of professional students in 1990, 94, and 98, the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching in 1992 and 94.  He was recipient of this award in 2005.  He is the founder of the CVM Parallel Paths group mentoring program.  His book, "Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Pathology" is currently 4th Edition and is widely used in various veterinary schools in North America. 

The students describe this person as incredibly dedicated and devoted to students and student learning with attention to teaching strategies that bridge many different learning styles, unparalleled so far in the veterinary curriculum.  One student described him as a very caring person who takes the time to learn every student’s name.  The recipient of the 2009 Bayer Animal Health Teaching Award is Dr. Steve Stockham.