Dean of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Receives Graduate of Distinction Award

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Delaware Valley University
Credit: Delaware Valley University

Dean of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at Delaware Valley University (DelVal), Dr. Broc Sandelin, received the Graduate of Distinction Award from the University of Arkansas, where Dr. Sandelin received both his M.S, and Ph.D. in animal science.

This award recognizes animal science alumni who have impacted the field of animal science, contributed to their community, and serve as role models for current and future animal science students.

“It means a lot to be recognized by what are now a great group of my peers in the Animal Science Department,” said Dr. Sandelin after receiving the award. Throughout his successful career in animal science, Dr. Sandelin has served in several leadership roles including chair of the animal and veterinary sciences department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona as well as interim director of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center, and interim chair of the human nutrition and food science department.

Dr. Sandelin was also recognized twice with the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award in recognition of his dedicated service to students. Additionally, Dr. Sandelin has given numerous 4-H and FFA talks to encourage and inspire young people to enter careers in agriculture. “My goal is to give students all the opportunities to succeed that I had as a student,” said Dr. Sandelin.

Achieving great success in animal science education, Dr. Sandelin gives his best advice for students looking to enter the field. “Don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo. Work hard for what you want and don’t forget to have fun along the way!”