U of M, Crookston's Twyla Treanor Recognized with Honorary State FFA Degree for Exceptional Service

Her longtime, exceptional service and support for FFA and agricultural education brought Twyla Treanor - State FFA 1462.jpgrecognition from the State FFA in Minnesota to an instructor from the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Assistant Professor Twyla Treanor, who teaches in the Math, Science, and Technology Department, was awarded an Honorary State FFA Degree during a special recognition at the state convention held recently in the U of M's Mariucci Arena.

The 82nd annual convention was held in Minneapolis and brought more than 3,000 high school students to the campus at the end of April. Treanor was nominated for the award by the Region I FFA High School Advisors, and she was a recipient of the Honorary Region 1 FFA Degree in 2010.

Treanor has been involved with regional FFA parliamentary procedure judging for 30 years beginning her involvement with Business Professionals of America (BPA). She has served on the National Board for Business Professionals of America for seven years, and BPA parliamentary procedure teams have won various state and national awards over the years.

FFA is a national youth organization of more than 500,000 student members. In Minnesota, more than 8,900 members participate in 175 chapters throughout the state.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Twyla Treanor, Twyla Treanor, Math, Science, and Technology Department, 218-281-8181 (ttreanor@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)