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NDSCS Professor Larry Ascheman receives PAS Outstanding Advisor Award

Posted on 4/21/2014

Larry Ascheman, John Deere Tech and Diesel Technology associate professor at the North Dakota State College of Science has recently been awarded the National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization (PAS) Outstanding Advisor Award.

The PAS Outstanding Advisor Award recognizes advisors/instructors at local postsecondary institutions who have gone above and beyond in contributing to and making the PAS organization something worthwhile and special to both students in agriculture and fellow PAS members.

Aaron Anderson, Assistant Supervisor of Agriculture Education with the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education, nominated Ascheman. Criteria for selection taken into account included the number of: years teaching postsecondary, years involved with PAS, national conferences attended, years of membership with the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), years served as a state or national officer, and state and national career program area winners. A list of state PAS positions held and the number of years served on the National PAS Board of Directors was also required.

Ascheman, originally from Donnelly, Minn., graduated from NDSCS with an associate's degree in diesel technology and a bachelor's degree in technical education from Valley City State University in Valley City, N.D. An instructor at NDSCS since 1993 and the coordinator for the John Deere Tech program since 2001, he has been instrumental in coaching and advising countless NDSCS teams to top three finishes almost every year at the national PAS competition.

"NDSCS has competed annually for several years at PAS competitions and won many state and national awards," said Ascheman. "It really has been fun to see the students succeed throughout the years. The John Deere tech students are always a tremendous group to work with. Their success is a tribute to the quality of students at NDSCS and the skill sets they have mastered."

Ascheman and his wife, Peggy, reside in the Breckenridge/Wahpeton community and have three children: Trevor (Amie) Ascheman of Minneota, Minn., Breanna (Jonathan) Paulson of Williston, N.D., and Tyler (Corin) Ascheman of Edgeley, N.D.


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