Category Archives: Awards

Dr. Xiaoqiu Wang receives Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research

Writer: Fuller Bazer, 979-862-2659, fbazer@cvm.tamu.edu Dr. Xiaoqiu “Churchill” Wang was honored for Doctoral Research as recipient of a 2016 Distinguished Graduate Student Award from The Association of Former Students and Office of Graduate and Profession Studies at a ceremony in the Stark Gallery in the Memorial Student Center of Texas A&M University.    Drs. Fuller W. Bazer and Guoyao Wu were faculty advisors and mentors for Dr. Wang. Xiaoqiu (Churchill) Wang graduated with a Ph.D. in Physiology of Reproduction in December 2015. He received his B.S. degree in Animal… Read More →

Clay Eastwood receives Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching

Writer: Jeff Savell, 979-845-3992, j-savell@tamu.edu Clay Eastwood received an Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching at a ceremony held in the Stark Gallery in the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University on Monday, April 25, 2016. Clay was one of seven doctoral students to receive a teaching award along with five doctoral students and three masters’ students who received Excellence in Research Awards. Clay is from New Braunfels, Texas and received both her Bachelor’s degree (2011) and Master’s degree (2014) in… Read More →

Ag Convocation 2016

The Department of Animal Science is proud of our students and faculty that were recognized at the 2016 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ag Convocation at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex held in conjunction with Parents’ Weekend April 8-10. This banquet recognizes and celebrates exemplary students within the College while also thanking all of those who have made a positive impact on their college education. 2016 Alpha Zeta Outstanding Student Award Recipients: Each year, departments in the College select their outstanding freshman, sophomore and junior. Then the… Read More →

Texas A&M tops Southern Section AQ

February 8, 2016 – Congratulations to the undergraduate team from Texas A&M University! The team took top honors at the Southern Section Academic Quadrathlon, held in conjunction with the 2016 ASAS Southern Section Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Winning team members include Sierra Francis, Logan Speck, Erika Wiggs and Madelyn Wilson. Second place went to Louisiana State University, followed by the University of Arkansas in third place. Hats off to all 10 teams in this year’s competition! Colleges represented at this year’s competition included the University of… Read More →

Glenn receives Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Grace Glenn, senior administrative coordinator in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has received a Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence in the office and administrative staff category. The Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence recognizes the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. The award was presented Jan. 14 at the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. Glenn, who has worked in the animal science department since 1998 and… Read More →

Riley receives Vice Chancellor’s Award for technical, programmatic staff

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Ray Riley, manager of the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, has received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for technical and programmatic staff. The Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence recognizes the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. The award was presented Jan. 14 at the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. Riley, a 36-year veteran of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, has managed the Rosenthal… Read More →

Randel receives Purdue lifetime distinguished alumni award

WEST LAFAYETTE – Dr. Ron Randel, a professor of physiology of reproduction, Texas A&M AgriLife Research senior faculty fellow and regents fellow in the Department of Animal Science, is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni – Lifetime Career Award from the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University. The award was presented during the 2015 Animal Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award Presentation on Oct. 21 in West Lafayette, Ind. Randel earned a bachelor’s in animal science from Washington State University in 1965. He began his graduate training in September… Read More →

Texas A&M students recognized at National Block & Bridle Convention

TULSA – Several Texas A&M University animal science students were honored during the 96th National Block & Bridle Convention held in Tulsa, Okla. Oct. 15-17. Kayley Wall was named the Outstanding Senior for 2014-2015. Wall received a bachelor’s degree in May 2015 and is now seeking a master’s degree in animal science at Texas A&M. During her time as an undergraduate, Wall served as president and vice president, and chaired and served on numerous committees as a member of Saddle & Sirloin. She was a member of Saddle… Read More →

Skinner wins national advising award

LAS VEGAS — Amber Skinner, academic advisor in the Department of Animal Science, is a recipient of an Outstanding New Advisor Certificate of Merit in the Academic Advising – Primary Role category from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the Global Community for Academic Advising. The award, presented during the 2015 NACADA Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Oct. 4, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students and who have served as an advisor for a period of three or fewer years…. Read More →

Thallman named Outstanding Alumni

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. R. Mark Thallman ’81, a graduate of the Department of Animal Science, is a recipient of the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Science’s 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award. The award was presented during the College’s Legacy and Leadership Banquet held Oct. 10 in College Station. Thallman earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science (1981), a master’s in animal breeding (1988), and a doctorate in genetics (1995), all from Texas A&M University. Renowned among peers in the field of animal breeding and genetics,… Read More →