Category Archives: Awards

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 →

Faculty, students recognized at awards ceremony

Dunlap, Womack receive Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards Writer: Courtney Coufal, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Several faculty and students in the Department of Animal Science were recognized at the College of Agriculture and Life Science’s 2015 Awards Ceremony held Sept. 16 in College Station. Dr. Kathrin Dunlap, assistant professor, and Tasha Womack, undergraduate student, each received Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards. Dunlap received the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Early Career Teaching. Though early in her career, Dunlap has a long history of excellence in teaching, according to the award… Read More →

Coverdale receives Distinguished Achievement Award

Writer: Courtney Coufal, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Josie Coverdale, associate professor in the Department of Animal Science, is the recipient of a 2015 Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching at the College-Level. The award was presented during the College of Agriculture and Life Science’s Awards Ceremony held Sept. 16 in College Station. Coverdale has been an integral member of the undergraduate and graduate teaching program in the Department of Animal Science for the past eight years. She teaches ANSC 201 Introductory Equine Care and… Read More →

Cross named Institute of Food Technologists Fellow

CHICAGO – Dr. Russell Cross, professor and head of the Department of Animal Science, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in recognition of his exemplary professionalism in the field of food science. The award was presented during the Institute of Food Technologists’ annual meeting held in Chicago July 11-14, 2015. To be named an IFT Fellow is a unique professional distinction given to individuals with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience for their contributions to the food science and technology field. The… Read More →

Meat science students awarded scholarships at SMA Convention

SAN ANTONIO — Several meat science students in the Department of Animal Science are recipients of scholarships presented during the 59th Southwest Meat Association Annual Convention held in San Antonio July 22-25, 2015. The Bob Ondrusek Memorial Scholarship was presented to Texas A&M graduate students Drew Cassens, Courtney Boykin, Aeriel Belk, Clay Eastwood, McKensie Harris, Hillary Henderson and Crystal Waters; and undergraduate students McCalley Cunningham, Micki Gooch, Kline Jones, Madalynn Kainer and Shelby Schiefelbein. This scholarship, which was started in 2000 by the SMA Foundation, is the primary… Read More →