Dr. D. E. Becker hires Dr. Jim Corbin from Ralston Purina to establish the first companion animal biology program in the nation in a Department of Animal Sciences
Dr. Gail Czarnecki-Maulden continues the program upon Dr. Corbin’s retirement
Linda P. Case hired as a lecturer to lead the companion animal undergraduate teaching program. In 2004, Case pursues a full-time consulting career while maintaining a teaching appointment in the department.
ACES Short-term Investment Capital for Instruction allows for continued expansion of the companion animal program with the addition of teaching associate Susan Helmink.
Continued expansion of the companion animal program brings additional personnel.
Dr. Swanson is named to the University of Illinois ‘List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students’ for instruction of ANSC 422 (Companion Animal Nutrition; semesters: spring of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012), ANSC 523 (Techniques in Animal Nutrition; semester: fall of 2010), NUTR 510 (Gastrointestinal Fermentation and Dietary Fiber; semester: fall of 2010), and VM 604 (Nutrition module of Structure and Function III; semester: spring of 2012)
Dr. Ryan Dilger joined the group as an Assistant Professor of the Comparative Animal Nutrition in the Department of Animal Sciences.
Dr. Swanson is awarded with the Bio Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition from the American Society of Nutrition and the Teacher Fellow Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA).
Dr. Amy Fischer received two awards on Teaching Excelence:
ACES Teaching Associate Teaching Award
NACTA Teacher Fellow Award