Chance Brooks

USDA Honors Professor with Excellence in Teaching Award

Chance Brooks honored at Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities meeting.

Chance Brooks, an associate professor of meat science in the Department of Animal and Food Science at Texas Tech University, received the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award this weekend.

The award, one of six regional awards, is presented to recipients who exhibit teaching innovation, excellence and quality, dedication to the profession and to students, and professional growth and development in promoting the nation’s food and agricultural system.

“It is an honor to be chosen as a regional award recipient,” said Brooks, who holds two degrees from Texas Tech. “I thoroughly enjoy teaching at my alma mater and I greatly appreciate the support I have received from Texas Tech, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and the Department of Animal and Food Science. My hope is that I represent the university’s mission to advance knowledge through innovative and creative teaching, research and service. I am blessed to work at an institution that equally values teaching and recognizes the scholarship associated with teaching.”