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Hicks, Mary Ellen, Dr.


Ag Sciences 108
229. 391.4802


University of Georgia, Athens, GA    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine           May 1988
University of Georgia, Athens, GA    BS in Pre-Veterinary Medicine          June 1992
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural           AS in Pre-Veterinary Medicine          June 1983
College, Tifton, GA

Academic Appointments     

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College                 Tifton, Georgia
Assistant Professor     Veterinary Technology/Animal Science        1989-2000
Associate Professor     Animal Science                                                   2000-2000
Professor                      Animal Science                                                   2005-Present


Georgia Veterinary License                  June 1988 – Present
USDA Veterinary Accreditation          June 1998 – Present


Donaldson Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence     Spring 2013
Outstanding Educator Alumnus Award – ABAC Alumni Association     Spring 2012
Donaldson Excellence in Advising Award      Spring 2011
Donaldson Teaching Award Nominee     Spring 2010, 2011
Teaching Award of Merit      April 2008
North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
Young Cattlemen’s Conference     May/June 2009
Selected Participant – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Courses Taught

Spring Semester Offerings
Herd Health (ASLH 3120), Beef Production (ASLH 4205), Practicum in Animal Science (ASLH 2000), Elements of Dairying (ASLH 2203)

Fall Semester Offerings
Introduction to Animal Science (ASLH 2010), Practicum in Animal Science (ASLH 2000), Applied Animal Nutrition (ASLH 4405), Forage Crops and Pastures (AGRY 1110, AGRY 3110 – Fall 2014-2016), AG Seminar (AGRI 2209 – Fall 2013-2016)

Summer Offerings
Introduction to Animal Science (ASLH 2010)

Professional/Industry Societies

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)
South Georgia Veterinary Medical Association – Board of Director member 2013-2016
Georgia Cattlemen’s Association
Florida Cattlemen’s Association
Tift County Cattlemen’s Association


GCA Summer Conference, “Update on the Veterinary Feed Directive”     July 2016
GCA Summer Conference, “The New Veterinary Feed Directive”     July 2015
Tifton Beef Cattle Shortcourse, “Minimizing Stress in Cattle Handling”      March 2013
Berrien County Young Farmers, “By-Product Feeding in Cattle”      April 2011
Pachitla Cattlemen’s Association, “Academic Opportunities at ABAC”      October 2010
Academic Advising Workshop, “Banner Web and Advising”      February 2010
New Faculty Training, “Banner Web Use for Advising”      August 2009
Cook County Cattlemen’s Association, “Herd Health”      October 2009
Tift County Cattlemen’s Association, “2009 YCC Tour Highlights”      August 2009
Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention, “Low Stress Cattle Handling”      April 2009

Industry Articles Authored

One More Thing to Deal With During Calving  Season”  Braford News  Winter 2015
External Parasite Control for the Upcoming  Season”  Braford News  Spring 2015
Low Stress Weaning for Calves”   Braford News  Fall 2015
The VCPR Relationship”   Braford News  Fall 2014
Pick a Date”   Braford News  Summer 2014
Controlled Breeding Season”   Braford News  Spring 2014
Post Calving Concerns and Management”  Braford News  Winter 2014
ABAC’s Collegiate Cattlemen’s Chapter Spotlight  Georgia Cattleman  May 2010
We Must Band Together for Our Cause”   Georgia Cattleman  July 2009
“Iowa Spring Break College Cattlemen’s Tour” Georgia Cattleman  July 2008