MANHATTAN, KAS. — Dave Krishock, a baking science and management instructor in the Department of Grain Science at Kansas State University, has received the 2009 Commerce Bank Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award from K.S.U.

Mr. Krishock joined the Department of Grain Science in 2005 as the Baker’s National Education Foundation (B.N.E.F.) instructor. He teaches baking science I and II, as well as bakery layout and design — core courses in K.S.U.’s bakery and science technology curriculum. The courses he teaches require a mix of science and the craft of baking. He also is adviser to K.S.U.’s Bakery Science Club. Mr. Krishock is a graduate of the American Institute of Baking and has several years of experience as a scientist and manager in the baking industry. He also ran his own bakery from 1991-96.

"The B.N.E.F. is very proud of Dave and his accomplishments the past four years," said Ron Zelch, president of the B.N.E.F. "It is a tremendous honor for Dave to be recognized by the Kansas State University for his teaching skills. Dave’s enthusiasm for the baking industry shows up in the success of his students and in the increased enrollment baking science program."

Mr. Krischok was one of only five undergraduate educators to receive this award. Each of the awards, which are sponsored by the William T. Kemper Foundation and the Commerce Bancshares Foundation, includes a $2,500 honorarium. The awards are coordinated through the Kansas State University Foundation.