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2018 Regional Academic Advising Award

Categorized: Livestock, Dairy

BROOKINGS, S.D. - Howard Bonnemann, lecturer and advisor in the South Dakota State University Dairy and Food Science Department, is a recipient of the Region 6 Excellence in Academic Advising Award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Region 6 covers Iowa, Manitoba, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwest Territories, North Dakota, Saskatchewan and South Dakota.

Bonnemann advises undergraduate students from their sophomore through senior years in the dairy production, dairy manufacturing and food science majors. He also teaches a range of dairy and food science courses. He has been with the Dairy and Food Science Department since 1997, first as the Dairy Plant Manager and since 2011 in an instructor and advisor role. 

“This a most well-deserved award for Howard in recognition of his advising excellence,” said Dairy and Food Science Department Head Vikram Mistry. “He spends a lot of time with students to personalize their advising and to be sure they are on track, and he understands the curriculum exceptionally well. Howard is an outstanding instructor as well and is an asset not just for the department, but also for our college.”

NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students.

About the South Dakota State University Dairy and Food Science Department

With expertise in dairy production, dairy manufacturing and food science, the South Dakota State University Dairy and Food Science Department covers the entire spectrum of the dairy industry from farm to product. The department is housed in the renovated Alfred Dairy Science Hall, attached to the state-of-the-art Davis Dairy Plant. About a mile north of campus, the South Dakota State University dairy farm provides the source of milk for well-known SDSU ice cream and cheese products and is home to some 150 milking Holsteins and Brown Swiss cattle. The department boasts 100 percent job placement for graduates, offers more than $150,000 in scholarships to students and confers bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees.

Dr. Howard Bonnemann, South Dakota State University Dairy and Food Science lecturer and advisor, recently received the Region 6 Excellence in Academic Advising Award from the National Academic Advising Association.

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