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Past Awardees

Achievement Awards

(career portfolio, awarded as appropriate, only even year awards)
 

NAEAA Junior Faculty Educator Award

(career portfolio, awarded as appropriate, only even year award)

 

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NAEAA Senior Faculty Educator Award

(career portfolio, awarded as appropriate, only even year award)

 

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NAEAA Don Henneke Educational Impact Award

(career portfolio, awarded as appropriate, only even year award)

 

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Achievement
Junior Faculty
Faculty Educator
Don Henneke
Teaching Award

(two-year portfolio, awarded in even years)
 

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Teaching
Research
Research Award

(two-year portfolio, awarded in even years)
 

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Service
Service Award

(two-year portfolio, awarded in even years)

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Support Staff Award

(two-year portfolio, awarded in even years)

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Support staff
Student presentation
Student Presentation Award

(annual award)

2021

Makenna Osborne grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and completed her undergraduate degree in Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences with an emphasis in Equine Science and Management and a minor in Equine-Human Science at Utah State University. In November of 2022, she will be defending her thesis on horseback riding instructor certifications and industry expectations for the Agricultural Extension and Education M.S. at Utah State University. As an undergraduate, Makenna participated in several equine-related research projects, ranging from slow-release oxytocin as estrus prevention in mares to measuring resiliency in military veterans who completed a 2-hour horseback trail ride. Along with her thesis research, Makenna has continued to work in researching trauma-informed adaptive riding and wellness activities for military veterans and active-duty service members using equines. She hopes to one day work in academia and continue with her passion for educating others and pursuing research interests in equine-human science and equine welfare.

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