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Clary Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

LAS CRUCES -- Cynda Clary, assistant professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business at New Mexico State University received the 1998 Distinguished Teaching Award from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at a ceremony April 24.

Interim dean Jerry Schickedanz presented awards for outstanding service to the community, and the college for student excellence at the 35th annual Awards Day, ceremony April 24.

Clary teaches classes in agribusiness market planning and the marketing and pricing of agricultural products. She helps students gain job experience by coordinating internships with agricultural business.

In 1994, she founded the NMSU's student chapter of the National Agri-Business Association. This is national organization of agricultural business people which also has student chapters for students interested in agricultural sales, marketing and business. Since 1994, NMSU's student chapter has won top honors every year. Clary has been recognized nationally as an outstanding NAMA advisor. This year she received an award for meritorious service from the national organization for her work building the NMSU chapter and helping her students compete nationally.

Clary came to NMSU in 1993 from North Carolina State University where she received her doctoral degree in economics. At NCSU, she worked as a research assistant.

Clary is the daughter of Edna Clary of Imperial, Calif.