Faculty members Jessica Starkey and Alan Wilson of the Auburn University College of Agriculture were recognized with Auburn Faculty Awards at a banquet Nov. 17. Starkey, associate professor of poultry science, was one of three faculty members receiving an Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award. Wilson, professor of fisheries, aquaculture and aquatic sciences, was presented the Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Starkey, a faculty member in the Department of Poultry Science since 2014, was recognized for her impact on the department’s undergraduate program, her passion for professional development and the ways she challenges students to improve themselves. Her students are known to be exceptionally well-prepared for their careers.
Wilson, a faculty member in the School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences since 2007, leads and oversees all aspects of a Research Experiences for Undergraduates program funded by the National Science Foundation. His program has supported and trained a diverse group of 65 undergraduate students from across the United States. The Leischuck Award is Auburn’s highest faculty honor.