NDSU program co-director honored

NDSU program co-director honored


Stacey Ostby, NDSU veterinary technology program co-director, received the Elsevier Award for Teaching Excellence at the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators symposium recently in New Orleans.

The prestigious award honors veterinary technology educators who are recognized by their students and colleagues as being exceptional instructors, according to Marc Bauer, interim animal sciences department head.

“The NDSU vet tech program continually wins national awards for excellence in teaching and in programming,” Bauer said. “This year is no exception with Stacey’s national teaching award. Stacey’s effervescent personality and enthusiasm for the veterinary profession, which is obvious to students in her classroom, was recognized by her peers.”

Ostby received a crystal apple and $1,000 honorarium for further development of her teaching and learning skills.

Ostby earned her bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology and master’s degree in educational leadership from NDSU. She has been an instructor in the NDSU veterinary technology program since 2009 and the program’s co-director since 2012.

She is a North Dakota Veterinary Technician Association board member and its newsletter editor.

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