Posted: December 3, 2015

Acar receives the Excellence in Academic Advising Award.

Nuket Acar

Nüket Acar, advising coordinator and undergraduate adviser in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, was awarded the Excellence in Academic Advising Award by the college in May 2015.

Acar is known as hard-working and dedicated. She acts as an adviser to the nationally recognized Penn State Pre-Vet Club, reviews students' professional and graduate school admission applications, and serves as the primary departmental contact for new student orientation. She also teaches several undergraduate courses, publishes in refereed journals, and has been associate editor of the Journal of Poultry Science since 1999.

Acar received a D.V.M. degree from the veterinary school at Ankara University, Turkey. She taught animal nutrition for third-year veterinary students at İstanbul University in Turkey before earning a master's degree in avian sciences from the University of California, Davis, and a doctorate in poultry nutrition with a minor in statistics from Auburn University.

After two years as a research associate in the animal science department at the University of Hawaii, she came to Penn State as a postdoctoral researcher in poultry science in 1993. She also served Penn State as a postdoctoral scholar in biobehavorial health, research associate in poultry science, and director of the Women in the Sciences and Engineering Institute before joining the veterinary and biomedical sciences faculty in 2006.