Category Archives: Awards

Lukeman, Eastwood receive Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards.

The Department of Animal Science was well represented at the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards on September 29, 2016 where several faculty, staff and students were recognized for their achievements. “The faculty and staff honored this year are part of the reason that our students, our research and our service mission is strong and vibrant,” said Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences. Robbie Lukeman received the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Staff. This award recognizes staff members who have made a significant impact on their department…. Read More →

Student participates in Canadian Provincial Contest Exchange

The National Western Stock Show offers a once in a lifetime experience to the high individual of the collegiate livestock judging contest. Every year the high scoring livestock judge is awarded a trip to the Calgary Stampede to judge the Alberta 4-H purebred beef heifer show, the Summer Synergy commercial beef heifer show and help with some of the junior livestock judging contests. On Jan. 15, 2016, in Denver, Colo., Quest Newberry, a senior animal science major from George West, Texas, was named the 2016 NWSS collegiate livestock… Read More →

Longtime breeder named to Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame

Writer: Steve Kuhlmann, steve.kuhlmann@thewagle.com   What began as an interest for a young boy on a farm in Louisiana has led College Station resident Nat Kieffer to leave his mark on the industry of horse racing. The 86-year-old former Texas A&M professor and longtime Brazos County horse breeder is set to be inducted into the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame this fall, honoring his decades-long contributions to the sport in Texas. Although this is far from the first honor Kieffer has received, he said he was excited to… Read More →

Dr. Xiaoqiu (Churchill) Wang Awarded 2016 Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award

Contact: Kim Schoonmaker, 217-356-9050 ext. 4, kims@asas.org Dr. Xiaoqiu (Churchill) Wang has been named the recipient of the 2016 Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award by the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) during its annual meeting this week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Wang recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Physiology of Reproduction under the mentorship of Drs. Fuller W. Bazer and Guoyao Wu. He received his B.S. degree in Animal Science from China Agricultural University (Beijing, China) and completed an internship at Tokyo University… Read More →

Michael Tomaszewski Receives Purina Animal Nutrition Teaching Award in Dairy Production

Contact: Cara Tharp, 217-356-5146 ext. 141 Champaign, IL – The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Michael Tomaszewski as the 2016 recipient of the Purina Animal Nutrition Teaching Award in Dairy Production. The award will be presented on Thursday, July 21, 2016, during the awards ceremony at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Purina Animal Nutrition Teaching Award in Dairy Production was created to recognize outstanding teaching of undergraduate students in dairy science. The winner must have demonstrated outstanding ability as a teacher of undergraduate students… Read More →

Dr. M. Carey Satterfield Awarded 2016 American Society of Animal Science Early Career Achievement Award

Contact: Kim Schoonmaker, 217-356-9050 ext. 4, kims@asas.org Dr. M. Carey Satterfield has been named the recipient of the 2016 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Early Career Achievement Award by the ASAS during its annual meeting this week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Satterfield is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. Dr. Satterfield’s research focuses on understanding nutritional and environmental factors that alter placental and fetal growth and development. The primary goal of Dr. Satterfield’s research program is to unravel… Read More →

Dr. Josie A. Coverdale Awarded 2016 Equine Science Society and American Society of Animal Science Equine Science Award

Contact: Kim Schoonmaker, 217-356-9050 ext. 4, kims@asas.org Dr. Josie A. Coverdale has been named the recipient of the 2016 Equine Science Society (ESS) and American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Equine Science Award by the ASAS during its annual meeting this week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Coverdale (born in Jefferson, IA and raised in Krum, TX) earned degrees from Texas A&M University (B.S., Animal Science; 1998) and Iowa State University (M.S. and Ph.D., Animal Nutrition; 2000 and 2003, respectively). Dr. Coverdale was an Assistant Professor at… Read More →

AMSA honors Dr. Wesley Osburn as the 2016 AMSA Processing Award Winner

AMSA has announced that Dr. Wesley Osburn, Associate Professor of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, is the recipient of the 2016 Meat Processing Award.  The award is sponsored by Smithfield Foods, Inc.  Dr. Osburn was honored at a special awards banquet at the AMSA 69th Reciprocal Meat Conference on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in San Angelo, Texas. Dr. Wesley N. Osburn, Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, has a passion for all things related to meat processing—whether it is in the classroom… Read More →

Former student selected for the 2016 Agri-King Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Former student, Xiaoqiu (Churchill) Wang, has been awarded the 2016 Agri-King Outstanding Graduate Student Award. The award recognizes the achievement of outstanding graduate students working toward the mission of the ASAS: “The American Society of Animal Science fosters the discovery, sharing, and application of scientific knowledge concerning the responsible use of animals to enhance human life and well-being.” Wang recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Physiology of Reproduction under the mentorship of Drs. Fuller W. Bazer and Guoyao Wu. He received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from China Agricultural University (Beijing,… Read More →

Advisors receive individual and team awards

The Department of Animal Science advisors received the University Advisors and Counselors Advising Team Award at their annual breakfast in May. The award aims to recognize the advising team which has made notable and outstanding contributions towards student advising. The contributions can be through an advising team’s support of advisor professional development, enhancement of communication methods between advisors, advisor training, and development of programs. The team’s nominator writes “I rely on competent and creative advisors to help us in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences achieve our academic… Read More →