Sandall receives Holling Family award

Sandall receives Holling Family award Thursday, March 16, 2017


Leah Sandall

Roch Gaussoin, head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, left, and Leah Sandall. Greg Nathan | University Communication

Leah Sandall, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was presented with a Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award on Tuesday, March 14.

The Holling Family Awards for Teaching Excellence were presented to six teaching assistants and faculty members. The annual awards honor outstanding teaching in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Nebraska.

Sandall is the distance education coordinator with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. She uses the full scope of teaching and engagement that is possible for the online learner. Sandall’s online learning environment design blends video, animation, visuals, presentation, reading and instant feedback quizzing to keep the learner in an active role, underpinned by the learning outcomes.

For more information about the online programs offered through the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture go to

The Holling Family award program for teaching excellence was made possible by a gift from the Holling family to honor their pioneer parents. John Holling was a 1912 electrical engineering graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and his brother, Gustave Holling, attended the College of Agriculture before farming the family’s land in the Wood River Area.

Read more about all the recipients here.

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