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UWRF Animal Science Prof Named Distinguished Teacher of the Year
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 09/14/2018

Animal Science Assistant Professor Casie Bass has been named the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The award is the school's most prestigious honor bestowed to a faculty member.

A native of Illinois, Bass joined the faculty at UWRF in 2015. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science and a Master of Science degree in equine reproductive physiology/animal science, both from Southern Illinois University. She also holds a Ph.D. in reproductive physiology/animal science from North Dakota State University.

Bass teaches in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, instructing courses including Introduction to Animal Science, Equine Management and Equitation, Physiology of Reproduction and Equine Reproductive Techniques. Student nominators wrote repeatedly of her approachable nature and dedication to her students.

"Dr. Bass has always been friendly and helpful. She has always offered encouragement to her students and is easily approachable," said one of her nominators. "She is overall outstanding, and I am so happy that she has been my research adviser for over a year."

In addition to her teaching duties, Bass serves as an adviser to the Association of Women in Agriculture and is coach of the UWRF Equine Judging Team.

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