Published by AVMA.org
OCTOBER 30, 2015
The Association of Veterinary Technician Educators handed out three awards during its biennial symposium, held July 30-Aug. 2 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Jordan Schrupp, a lecturer at North Dakota State University’s Veterinary Technology Program, received the AVTE/Wiley Blackwell New Teacher Award. She is a certified veterinary technician who joined the NDSU faculty in July 2013. Schrupp received her bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State’s veterinary technology program in 2003.
Twenty students wrote letters of recommendation, saying she is a hardworking instructor who “incorporated games, reviews, jello models of brains and hearts, stories and assignments” into her teaching. Schrupp commutes more than 130 miles each day between Fargo and her home in a small Minnesota lake community.
The Penn Foster Veterinary Team Members were awarded the AVTE/Merial Award for Excellence in Team Teaching. Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Distance Education Program is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The team members are Dr. Jim Hurrell, Dr. Amanda Teter, Kathy Ruane, Ann Barr, Vicki McLain, Lauren Levish, and Megan Leonard. The AVTE recognized the team for exemplary collaboration and teamwork and for effectively demonstrating creativity and vision in the development of innovative learning opportunities for veterinary technology students.