Mary Hendrickson Receives Outstanding Senior Teaching Award at 2019 Celebration of Excellence

Mary Hendrickson, assistant professor of rural sociology, received the Outstanding Senior Teaching Award at CAFNR’s 2019 Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony, held Thursday, April 11.

After earning her master’s degree (1994) and PhD (1997) in rural sociology from MU, Hendrickson provided sustainable food and farming programming through University of Missouri Extension and eventually reached the rank of Extension associate professor. She became an assistant professor in rural sociology in 2012, where she teaches food systems, among many other topics.

“Dr. May Hendrickson is an innovative and passionate teacher whose determination and commitment to continuous improvement set a powerful example for graduate students of what it means to be an engaged scholar and teaching professional,” said Joe Parcell, director, Division of Applied Social Sciences. “Along with Dr. Hendrickson’s international reputation in the scholarship of sustainability, food security and food industry evolution, her personality is contagious, leading to her being a sought-after speaker, lecturer and presenter on many fronts.”