DON HENNEKE EDUCATION IMPACT AWARD

The NAEAA Don Henneke Education Impact Award was created by the NAEAA executive board in 2013. This award is named after Dr. Don Henneke who developed a body condition scoring system for horses that has become a standard throughout the equine industry. A master teacher, he educated hundreds of students and horse owners in the area of equine management.

Dr. Henneke was one of the original members of NAEAA and made many important contributions to its earliest meetings. This award recognizes an individual who has had a sustained impact on education or educational practices within the horse industry. 

The recipient’s efforts may have been related to research, teaching or outreach and may have been accomplished within academic, industry or governmental organizations.

 

Award Criteria and Process for Nomination

The nominee must have a record of educational accomplishments within the equine industry. These accomplishments may be related to undergraduate or graduate education, outreach to horse owners, research in equine science (or a related area) or education of the public on issues related to the equine area. 

Emphasis will be placed on the impact of the nominee on educational practices that improve the translation of theory to practice; on the development of new knowledge that can be applied in the industry; and on efforts that result in broader dissemination of evidence-based knowledge and practices within the horse industry, governmental agencies and the general public.

 

Award Winners

2014 Recipient: Norm Luba

2016 Recipient: Harold Hintz

2018 Recipient: Laurie Lawrence

Call for Nominations

The NAEAA Don Henneke Educational Impact Award was created in 2013 to recognize individuals who have had a sustained impact on education or educational practices within the equine industry. This award is named after Dr. Don Henneke, who developed a body condition scoring system for horses that has become a standard throughout the equine industry. A master teacher, he educated hundreds of students and horse owners in the area of equine management. Dr. Henneke was one of the original members of NAEAA and made many important contributions to its earliest meetings. 

Nominees must have a lengthy record of educational accomplishments within the equine industry. These accomplishments may be related to undergraduate or graduate education, outreach to horse owners, research in equine science or a related area, or education of the public on issues related to horses. Emphasis will be placed on the impact the nominee has had on educational practices that improve the transition of theory to practice; on the development of new knowledge that can be applied in the industry; and on efforts that result in broader dissemination of evidence-based knowledge and practices within the equine industry, governmental agencies, and the general public. 

Nominations should include:

1) A letter from the nominator outlining specific highlights that make the nominee an appropriate candidate

2) A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae

3) One additional letter of support

 

Please send completed nomination materials (PDF preferred) to Dr. Shea Porr, cporr@murraystate.edu, by April 15, 2021, 5 pm EST.