Recognitions

  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Agricultural Education and the FFA (2017). Presented by the North Carolina FFA Association.
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, American Association for Agricultural Education (2016)
  • UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching for the NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (2016)
  • Outstanding Graduate Instructor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University (2014)
  • Outstanding Career and Technical Education Professional, North Carolina Association of Career and Technical Education (2008)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Tarleton State University (2007)
  • Russell Guin Outstanding Agricultural Educator Award, American Association for Agricultural Education (2003)
  • Southern Region Distinguished Teaching Award, American Association for Agricultural Education (1998)
  • Ensminger-Interstate Distinguished Teaching Award, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (1996)
  • Fellow, American Association for Agricultural Education (1992)
  • H. M. “Hub” Cotton Distinguished Faculty Award, Louisiana State University (1989)
  • Teaching Fellow, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (1988)
  • Southern Region Outstanding Teacher, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (1988)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Gamma Sigma Delta — College of Agriculture — Louisiana State University (1987)
  • Outstanding Professor in the College of Agriculture, Agricultural Student Association — Louisiana State University (1986)
  • “Excellence in Teaching” Award, School of Humanities, Social Studies, and Education — Purdue University (1979)
  • Outstanding Secondary Education Teaching Award, Kappa Delta Pi (student education honorary) — Purdue University (1979)
  • Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award, The Ohio State University (1975)
  • Beverly-Waterford (Ohio) Jaycees Outstanding Young Teacher (1973)
  • Outstanding Young Teacher Award for Ohio, National Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (1973)