Michel Wattiaux Receives 2022 NACTA Distinguished Educator Award

Michel Wattiaux, professor of animal and dairy sciences and director of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, received the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture 2022 Distinguished Educator Award at their 68th Annual NACTA Meeting in June.

The NACTA Distinguished Educator Award recognizes meritorious service to NACTA and to higher education through teaching, educational research, and/or administration. Eligible candidates must be current or retired NACTA members and have ten or more years of service to higher education. Wattiaux was nominated and supported by several NACTA members, coworkers, students and friends. From a letter of support of his nomination, a previous student said, “It is safe to say that Michel has impacted several generations of undergraduate and graduate students because he has made a profound impact on faculty – like myself, who will pass on the learning experiences acquired in his classes. There is no mistake, Michel highly deserves the honor of this NACTA Award”

North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)

NACTA is a professional society that focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning agriculture and related disciplines at the postsecondary level. Members of NACTA are from both public and private two-year and four-year colleges.