Category Archives: Awards

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 →

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 →