Jeffory Hattey, professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University was awarded the 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Distinguished Educator Award. The NACTA Distinguished Educator Award recognizes individuals for their meritorious service to NACTA and to higher education through teaching, educational research, and/or administration.
Dr. Hattey was recognized at a banquet and award ceremony on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Canyon Crest Event Center in Twin Falls, ID. He joins a select group of NACTA members recognized for their long-standing commitment, leadership and excellence in college teaching.
The award ceremony was part of the 2019 NACTA annual meeting held at the College of Southern Idaho with the theme “Connecting to STEM.” The purposes of the annual conferences are to provide for professional advancement of faculty engaged in classroom teaching. Participants have the opportunity to share teaching methods, philosophies, and styles of instruction.
The North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) is a professional society that focuses on promoting, recognizing and rewarding excellence in teaching agriculture and related areas at the post-secondary level in North America. Members of NACTA are from two-year and four-year colleges, public and private, and have a common bond of teaching agriculture and related subjects. Through the use of competitive awards, NACTA annually recognizes outstanding teaching and publication.