Category Archives: Awards

Carpenter inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame

Contact: Maggie Tucker, 979-845-1542, Dr. Zerle Carpenter, professor emeritus of animal science and director emeritus of extension and associate vice chancellor, was inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame, Class of 2014 on Sept. 13, 2014 in Charleston, SC. Six inductees were selected from more than 75 nominations encompassing all areas of red meat and poultry production, processing, marketing and academia. Carpenter’s induction marks the fourth faculty member from the Department of Animal Science to join this prestigious group. Dr. H. Russell Cross and Dr. Gary Smith… Read More →

Gehring receives distinguished teaching award

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542,   COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Kerri B. Gehring, associate professor in the Department of Animal Science, is a recipient of the 2014 Association of Former Students’ Distinguished Achievement Award for College Level – Teaching. The award was presented during the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ 2014 Awards Ceremony in September. Gehring joined the Department of Science in 2005 and leads an active teaching and research program. Since her appointment, she has advised three undergraduate research scholars, chaired or co-chaired 17 master of science… Read More →

Faculty, staff receive Dean’s achievement award, recognized at College awards ceremony

Several faculty and staff in the Department of Animal Science were recognized during the College of Agriculture and Life Science’s 2014 Awards Ceremony. Dr. Tom Welsh, Dr. Clare Gill and Grace Glenn each were recognized as recipients of the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award. Welsh received the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award in the Faculty Mentoring category. As a professor of physiology of reproduction and an AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow in the Department of Animal Science for 31 years, Welsh has not only conducted meaningful research and excelled as a… Read More →

Litterst, Reagan to receive college alumni award

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-249-6301, COLLEGE STATION — Frank C. Litterst ‘43 and Dr. James O. “Bo” Reagan ‘68, both graduates of the Department of Animal Science, will receive the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award this fall. The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes graduates of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for outstanding leadership and noteworthy contributions in agriculture, natural resources, life sciences or related areas. The award will be presented during the College’s Legacy and Leadership Banquet on Oct. 25, 2014. Litterst… Read More →

Temple Grandin Stresses the Little Things on Ways to Handle Livestock

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – When it comes to handling livestock, observing the little things can make for a more pleasant experience – both for the animal and the livestock, according to Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University professor and animal scientist. “I stress to students the need to be observant,” said Grandin, who has advised ranchers, feedlots and meat plants throughout the U.S. and Canada on handling equipment as well as developing animal welfare guidelines for the meat industry. Grandin gave a lecture Aug. 14… Read More →

Meat scientist honored for research

Written by: Laci Jones Dr. Jeff Savell, Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor, is one of the well-known meat science researchers. Throughout his career, Savell assisted the National Beef Quality Audits and the National Beef Tenderness Surveys. In honor of his research contributions, Savell received the Fellow Award in the Research category at the American Society of Animal Science Joint Annual Meeting. Savell research interests include quality, food safety, nutrition and value added. He has conducted many research projects involving beef, lamb and pork. His research includes using electrical… Read More →

Texas A&M Researcher to Receive Morrison Award

Written by: Laci Jones, ASAS Communications,, 580.222.9843 Dr. Fuller Bazer will receive the American Society of Animal Science Morrison Award at the ASAS National Awards Program on July 21. Bazer, a professor at Texas A&M, studies reproductive biology. Throughout his career, Bazer has published more than 390 peer-reviewed articles. These articles focused on the interactions between uterine environment and pregnancy in livestock. These discoveries changed animal management to increase conceptus survival and pregnancy. Bazer has discovered a purple acid phosphatase called uteroferrin. Uteroferrin stimulates hematopoiesis, the formation… Read More →

Texas A&M Associate Department Head Received Fellow Award

Written by: Laci Jones, ASAS Communications,, 580.222.9843 Dr. David Forrest, associate department head and professor at Texas A&M University, was recognized for his teaching and advising leadership at the American Society of Animal Science National Awards Program on July 21. He received the Fellow Award in the teaching category. Throughout the past 32 years, Forrest has taught nearly 10,000 students in reproductive physiology courses. He has improved instructional programs nationally through the Houston Livestock Show and the ASAS Academic Quadrathalon committees. Through his appointment with Texas AgriLife… Read More →

Cross recognized by Food Technologists

Dr. Russell Cross, professor and head of animal science, received the 2014 Carl R. Fellers Award from the Institute of Food Technologists and Phi Tau Sigma during the organization’s annual meeting held in New Orleans in June. The award was presented to Cross for his outstanding work to improve the field of food science, inspire food engineers and scientists, and provide leadership. The Institute of Food Technologists serves as a voice for food science and a catalyst for change around the world, educating a variety of audiences from… Read More →

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 →