Category Archives: Awards

Dr. Chapkin and Dr. Savell Named University Distinguished Professors

By Angel Futrel Scholarship. This seemingly elusive word, best defined as the creation of new knowledge, excites faculty members. It motivates them to further their research. It inspires them to share their findings. It brings the best of the best to Texas A&M University. Excellence in scholarship is also a commonality among those named University Distinguished Professors, one of the highest honors bestowed by Texas A&M University. This year, two faculty members – Dr. Robert Chapkin and Dr. Jeffrey Savell – from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences… Read More →

Voegele receives AMSA Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award

The 2014 Undergraduate Scholastic Achievement Award winners will be recognized during the AMSA 67th RMC Opening General Session Monday, June 16, in Madison. These awards are sponsored by the ADM. Hope Voegele is an Animal Science major at Texas A&M University. Hope is excited about RMC in Madison because she is interested to see what new challenges the industry is facing and to see what the industry is doing to address these needs. She said “Meat science is an ever-changing subject and I enjoy the challenges it brings.” Hope… Read More →

Armstrong inducted into Animal Science Hall of Fame

By Olivia Norton ’16 COLLEGE STATION – On Wednesday, April 23, Anne L. Armstrong was posthumously honored as a 2014 Inductee into the Animal Science Hall of Fame during the Animal Science External Awards program. Dr. Russell Cross, Head of the Animal Science department, presented the award to Armstrong’s daughter, Katherine Armstrong Love, who accepted on Mrs. Armstrong’s behalf.   Anne Legendre Armstrong, who advised four presidents and was the first woman to serve as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, was known for her intelligence, diplomacy, political savvy,… Read More →

Tanksley inducted into Animal Science Hall of Fame

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. T.D. Tanksley Jr. was posthumously inducted into the Animal Science Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 during the Department of Animal Science External Awards Program. The award was presented by Mr. Chuck Real, Owner and Operator of Real Hog Farms and accepted on behalf of Dr. Tanksley by his wife, Margaret, and their three children, Spence, Janice and Pat. The son of T.D. and Olivia Tanksley, “Tank,” as he was affectionately known, grew up on the family livestock farm in Burnet County…. Read More →

Klett named 2014 Outstanding Alumni

COLLEGE STATION – Hollis Klett was presented with the 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award during the Department of Animal Science External Awards Program held Wednesday, April 23. The award was presented to Klett by Dr. Tryon Wickersham, Associate Professor of Animal Nutrition in the Department of Animal Science. Dr. R. Hollis Klett’s leadership in the field of ruminant nutrition and beef cattle production spans 55 years. His research on using liquid feeds for supplementing beef cattle forever changed the face of the cattle-feeding industry. Now owner and president of… Read More →

Hawley named 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni

By Olivia Norton ’16 COLLEGE STATION – Erin Hawley was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni Award during the Department of Animal Science External Awards Program held Wednesday, April 23. The award was presented to Hawley by Dr. Chris Skaggs, Associate Dean for Student Development and Professor in the Department of Animal Science.   Erin Morrow Hawley grew up on a large cattle operation in northeastern New Mexico, where she was an outstanding competitor in livestock judging in high school. She competed for Casper Junior College in Wyoming… Read More →

Stock Horse Team wins National Championship

By Victoria Pilger LOVELAND, CO – The Texas A&M Stock Horse team was named the 2014 National Champion Collegiate Stock Horse Team at the American Stock Horse Association (ASHA) Intercollegiate Show in Loveland, CO. On April 11 and 12 the Aggies dominated the competition earning the highest scores in every overall division as a team and all three overall individual championships. Texas A&M defeated second place Texas Tech by 39 points followed by Tarleton State, North Central Texas College, and New Mexico State University, respectively. The Stock Horse… Read More →

Hale awarded the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award

Acting Vice Chancellor and Acting Dean Bill Dugas announced Friday, March 7th, that Dr. Dan Hale has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award at the University Level for Extension, Outreach, Continuing Education and Professional Development. We are all very aware of Dan’s valuable contributions to the Department, Texas A&M AgriLife and Texas A&M University.  Without a doubt, Dr. Hale has developed and implemented Extension, outreach, and educational programs that have a lasting impact on the state’s and nation’s livestock… Read More →

2014 NAMA Scholarship Recipients

Writer: Lauron Early,, The NAMA Scholarship Foundation was pleased to announce last week the undergraduates chosen as recipients of scholarship grants for the 2013-14 academic school year. The awards were presented during the NAMA Meat Industry Management Conference on March 21, by Foundation President Ron Gustafson. Frank DeBenedetti Scholarship: Daniel Neely, Kansas State University Florence Powers Scholarship: Lindsey Turner, Texas A&M University Al Piccetti Scholarship: Hope Voegele, Texas A&M University Lou Gast Scholarship: Brittany McDaniel, University of Florida NAMA Scholarship: Kathryn Sands, Purdue University Don &… Read More →

Wool team wins Houston, named National Champions

By Victoria Pilger HOUSTON – The Texas A&M University Wool Judging Team won their final contest of the season at the 2014 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Collegiate Wool Judging Contest on March 17, 2014. The Aggies swept the contest with both teams placing first and second, followed by two teams from Texas Tech and Angelo State, respectively. The team is coordinated by Dr. Shawn Ramsey and coached by Tanner Wieghat. Assistant coaches include Garrett Stribling, Emily Von Edwins, and Erika Wiggs. Team members are Kylie Bennett, from… Read More →