Category Archives: Awards

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 →

Stephen Smith named ASAS Fellow in Research

ORLANDO, FLA. – Dr. Stephen Smith, regents professor in the Department of Animal Science, has been named a Fellow in the Research category of the American Society of Animal Science. He was honored during the society’s annual meeting held July 12-16 in Orlando, Fla. Smith obtained a bachelor’s degree from California State College, Bakersfield, and a doctorate degree from the University of California, Davis. Smith began his professional career at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in 1979 and joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 1983…. Read More →

Cross mentor recognition fund established

LINCOLN, NEB — A fund created in honor of Dr. Russell Cross will be used to support the American Meat Science Association meat judging program and student scholarships. The establishment of the Dr. H. Russell Cross Mentor Recognition was announced at the AMSA Reciprocal Meat Conference in June. Keith Belk, Tommy Wheeler and Mark Miller, all former students of Cross, led the effort to raise funds for the establishment of the Dr. H. Russell Cross Mentor Recognition. Cross has more than 40 years of management experience, holding numerous… Read More →

Miller honored with AMSA research award

LINCOLN, NEB. — Dr. Rhonda Miller, professor in the Department of Animal Science, is the recipient of the American Meat Science Association 2015 Distinguished Research Award. The award was presented during an awards banquet at the AMSA 68th Reciprocal Meat Conference on June 16 in Lincoln, Neb. The award was established in 1965 to recognize members with outstanding research contributions to the meat industry and is sponsored by ConAgra Foods, Inc. Miller grew up in the small northeastern town of Holyoke, Colo. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and… Read More →

ANSC faculty, students recognized by Equine Science Society

ST. PETE BEACH, FLA. – Dr. Martha Vogelsang, senior lecturer in the Department of Animal Science, is the recipient of the Equine Science Society’s 2015 Distinguished Service in Equine Science Award, the most prestigious honor the organization bestows upon one of its members. The award was presented during the organization’s 2015 annual conference held in St. Pete Beach, Fla., May 26-29. The Distinguished Service in Equine Science Award was presented to Vogelsang for her outstanding contributions to the field of equine science. Vogelsang has been a member of… Read More →

Animal Science presents 2015 alumni awards, hall of fame induction

COLLEGE STATION – The Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University recognized two former students with alumni awards and inducted two individuals into the Animal Science Hall of Fame during a special ceremony held April 29 in College Station. Dr. Mitch Bowling received the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumni Award; John Bellinger was recognized with the 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award; and Dr. Gene T. King and Dr. O.D. Butler Jr. were posthumously inducted into the Animal Science Hall of Fame. “The Department of Animal Science is honored to… Read More →

Animal Science students receive Senior Merit Award

By Olivia Norton ‘16 COLLEGE STATION — Four students in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University received the Senior Merit Award, the highest award bestowed to undergraduate students by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The award, based on leadership, scholarship and service at the department, college and university levels, was presented at the 2015 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Convocation held April 18 in College Station. The award was presented to Katharine Beason, from San Antonio; Kayley Wall, from Boerne; Kaysi Dean,… Read More →

Students shine at ASAS Southern Section

Congratulations are in order for two Department of Animal Science students. Brittni Littlejohn Littlejohn received a student travel scholarship to the 2015 ASAS Southern Section Meeting. She was also named the Graduate Student Representative for the upcoming year, In addition, Littlejohn was awarded third place in the graduate student competition for her abstract, Endogenous cortisol, luteinizing hormone, and testosterone secretion and GnRH-induced luteinizing hormone and testosterone secretion in prenatally stressed sexually mature Brahman bulls.” Travis Rocha Rocha, an undergraduate student, was awarded first place in the ASAS Southern Section… Read More →

Smith named Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Stephen Smith, Regents professor and research scientist in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has been named a 2014 Faculty Fellow by Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The Faculty Fellows Program was established in 1998 to acknowledge and reward exceptional research faculty within the agency. According to the award nomination, Smith is among the top 2 to 5 percent ofanimal scientists in the world, based on his scientific accomplishments, the depth and breadth of his research, and… Read More →