Dr. Sandun Fernando Receives AFS Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Sandun Fernando, associate professor in the department of biological and agricultural engineering, on receiving The Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for College-Level Teaching.

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From left to right: Dr. Steve Searcy, head of department of biological and agricultural engineering; Dr. Alan Sams, executive associate dean; Dr. Sandun Fernando, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering; and Mr. Marty Holmes, vice president of The Association of Former Students

Dr. Alan Sams, executive associate dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Mr. Marty Holmes, vice president of The Association of Former Students, surprised Dr. Fernando during a departmental faculty meeting to deliver the good news.

Each year, The Association of Former Students honors outstanding faculty members for their dedication to teaching through the Distinguished Achievement Award for College-Level Teaching. Receipt of an Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a faculty member. Award recipients also receive a $2,000 cash gift. Dr. Fernando will be formally recognized at a reception later this year. Congratulations again to Dr. Fernando for recognition of his excellence in teaching.

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