NEO Agriculture Instructor Earns Honorary State FFA Degree
Dr. Jeff Hale, NEO A&M College President, pictured with Shannon Cunningham
Miami, OK -
Shannon Cunningham, a nine-year agriculture instructor for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, was recently selected to receive the Honorary State FFA Degree.
This award is given to those who advance in agriculture education and the State FFA organization through outstanding personal commitment.
Cunningham earned an associate's degree from NEO in 2000 and then went on to be an instructor there for nine years.
At Oklahoma State University, she earned a bachelor's degree in animal science in 2002. Working forward, Cunningham received a master's degree from the University of Arkansas in 2006. Currently, she is completing her Ph.D. in agriculture education at OSU.
"I am so honored to receive this recognition," Cunningham said in a press release. "Recipients of the Honorary State F-F-A Degree are nominated by F-F-A Agriculture educators across the state, so I was surprised and humbled that I had been nominated for the award," she said. "It truly means more than I can express that these educators across the state feel that my contributions have been important and are worthy of recognition."
In addition to Cunningham's numerous accomplishments, she is also a horse judging coach, department chair of agriculture on the NEO campus, has assisted in writing and winning a grant for American Quarter Horse Association International Horsemanship Camp, and founded and helped direct the NEO Aggie Alumni and Friends Association.
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