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2012 Excellence in Academic Advising Award Winner

Posted: February 11, 2013

Nancy Dreschel, Department of Animal Science

Nancy Dreschel, instructor in companion animal science since 2004 was recognized with the Excellence in Academic Advising Award. She serves as an academic advisor for the Department of Animal Science and as the advisor for the Small and Exotic Animal Club. Her students have pursued careers in industry or continued on with veterinary and graduate school.

"It is evident that our students who take her classes or interact with her through the Small and Exotic Animal Club or other venues have the utmost regard and admiration for Dr. Dreschel and the guidance she provides," said Terry Etherton, head of the Department of Dairy and Animal Science and Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition. "It is impressive to see how effective and devoted Nancy is at advising, especially since she also is an elite teacher."

Dreschel also speaks to student clubs, organizations and classes about veterinary medicine and companion animal research. She is a member of the eXtension Companion Animal Group, which provides online material on careers in areas related to veterinary medicine and companion animal entrepreneurship, such as exotic animals, animal behavior and the food industry.

Dreschel draws on her varied personal experiences to help students find internships, careers, research assistantships and other options that best suit their interests and career goals.

"Because she is an educated woman who is familiar with the animal industry, Dr. Dreschel's advice is such a blessing to have when it comes to mapping out my own personal path into the real world," said Sarah Dorward, animal sciences student and one of Dreschel's advisees. "Because of her efforts, she has earned my deepest respect, and I will always hold her in the highest esteem for going above and beyond her advising requirements."