Sheryl Nehls, LTC Dairy Herd Management Program Instructor, is the state winner of the Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program Award. The Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators (WAAE) presented the award on June 26 at the 95th Annual Professional Development Conference in Green Bay. During the three day conference, Nehls was also recognized as one of eleven Outstanding Agricultural Education Teachers in the state for her outstanding educational qualities in instructional and experiential learning, student organizations, partnerships and marketing and professional growth.
"I am humbled and honored to have been selected for this award," said Nehls. "It's really a tribute to all the wonderful students, farm owners and colleagues I have been fortunate enough to have worked with over the years. They are the ones who help make our program so successful."
Nehls' dedication to students and the farming community is why she has been selected as the 2013 Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Ag Ed Program Award. Nehls has been working with post-secondary students for the last 32 years. Nehls was recognized for adapting new curriculum by working with over 60 dairy farm businesses each year. The Lakeshore Postsecondary Agriculture Student (PAS) organization has won numerous awards in Nehls' tenure with the most recent being the 1st place state Dairy Specialist Team. Her dedication to student organizations has landed her the role of being the 2013 host coordinator for the Midwest Dairy Challenge. Nehls also works with Youth Options students and serves as a judge for many FFA and high school speaking contests.
WAAE is the professional association for agricultural educators in Wisconsin. Members include 295 middle school, high school, technical college and university educators. The focus of the association is to provide professional development, legislative support, and educational resources for teachers to enhance their local agriculture education programs.
Caption: LTC Instructor Sheryl Nehls displays a plaque commemorating her selection of the the state winner of the Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program Award.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering more than 120 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing education opportunities.
Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland and additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc, LTC Sheboygan, LTC-Plymouth Science & Technology Center, and the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. The college also operates Community Education Centers at area high schools in Kiel, Mishicot, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 87% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at: www.gotoltc.edu.