By Jamie Hawley, ASAS Communications Intern
July 21, 2016 – Dr. Donald H. Beermann was named a recipient of the 2016 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Fellow Award: Administration Category by the ASAS during its annual meeting this week in Salt Lake City, Utah.
For 17 years, Dr. Beermann served as Head of the Animal Science Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Director of the UNL Institutional Animal Care Program and Research Compliance, Interim Director of the UNL School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Interim Associate Dean of the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine. He became Chair of the Animal Science Department at Iowa State University (ISU) on January 5, 2015.
At UNL, Dr. Beermann hired 15 faculty, increased undergraduate enrollment by 35%, and expanded and improved Animal Science programs and facilities. He led efforts to improve animal facilities for the School of Biological Sciences and supervised a three-year, $15 million renovation of a 40,000 sq. ft. research animal facility, which he also managed.
Dr. Beermann was primary author of the UNL Animal Program Description document that led to Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALACi) accreditation. He is continuing his administrative success as Chair of Animal Science Department at ISU.
The ASAS Fellow Award: Administration Category recognizes individuals who have rendered very distinguished service to the animal industry and/or to the ASAS, maintained continuous membership in the Society for a minimum of twenty-five (25) years, and who are in good standing in the Society. The ASAS Fellow Award: Administration Category is sponsored by the ASAS.
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