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Clary Receives Ag Econ Award

LAS CRUCES -- Cynda Clary, assistant professor in New Mexico State University's agricultural economics and agricultural business department, was recognized for her teaching accomplishments at the Western Agricultural Economics Association's recent annual meeting.

Clary was named the region's Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor with less than 10 years of experience.

"Her assistance to students extends to coaching them on resume development and career search strategies," said John Waelti, agricultural economics and agricultural business department head. "She assists them with internships and job placement. A number of our faculty members have commented on the growth and development of several students after internship experiences."

The purpose of this undergraduate instructor award is to recognize outstanding teaching of students and related activities by association members.

To be nominated, instructors must be members of the Western Agricultural Economics Association. They also must be active in teaching, have a personal interest in classes and students, show mastery of the subject, show a positive impact on peers and students through evaluations and have a positive impact on teaching in their departments.

Clary came to NMSU in 1993. Since then, she has received the university's Roush Award and the Patricia Christmore Award, both for excellence in teaching.