Category Archives: Awards

Students selected for Edwards Graduate Teaching Award

Writer: Courtney Coufal College Station – Four graduate students in the Department of Animal Science are recipients of the 2014 Ronnie L. Edwards Graduate Teaching Award in recognition of their important contributions as graduate students to the undergraduate student experience. Amanda Bradbery, Clay Eastwood, Crystal Waters and Lance Bauer were presented the award during the department’s Christmas luncheon held Dec. 4 at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex. The Ronnie L. Edwards Graduate Teaching Award was created in remembrance of Dr. Edwards, who served as associate… Read More →

Riley, Skinner receive departmental staff award

By Olivia Norton ’16 COLLEGE STATION – The Department of Animal Science held its annual Christmas Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Dec. 4 at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex. Faculty, staff, retirees, graduate students and student workers gathered for a prime rib and pork tenderloin meal, gift basket giveaways and departmental awards. The 2014 Outstanding Support Staff Award was presented to Ray Riley and Amber Skinner. Riley is the manager of the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center. In this position, he is responsible for… Read More →

Mehall, Eastwood receive Z.L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student Award

COLLEGE STATION — Animal science graduate students Lindsey Mehall and Clay Eastwood are each recipients of the Z.L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student Award, which was presented at the Department of Animal Science Christmas Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Dec.  4, 2014. This award is presented annually to a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding leadership skills and has contributed significantly to the Meat Science section’s teaching, research and extension activities. Mehall, from McKinney, Texas, received the Carpenter Award for 2013 which was formally presented at the luncheon. She is… Read More →

Carpenter inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame

Contact: Maggie Tucker, 979-845-1542, Dr. Zerle Carpenter, professor emeritus of animal science and director emeritus of extension and associate vice chancellor, was inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame, Class of 2014 on Sept. 13, 2014 in Charleston, SC. Six inductees were selected from more than 75 nominations encompassing all areas of red meat and poultry production, processing, marketing and academia. Carpenter’s induction marks the fourth faculty member from the Department of Animal Science to join this prestigious group. Dr. H. Russell Cross and Dr. Gary Smith… Read More →

Gehring receives distinguished teaching award

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542,   COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Kerri B. Gehring, associate professor in the Department of Animal Science, is a recipient of the 2014 Association of Former Students’ Distinguished Achievement Award for College Level – Teaching. The award was presented during the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ 2014 Awards Ceremony in September. Gehring joined the Department of Science in 2005 and leads an active teaching and research program. Since her appointment, she has advised three undergraduate research scholars, chaired or co-chaired 17 master of science… Read More →

Faculty, staff receive Dean’s achievement award, recognized at College awards ceremony

Several faculty and staff in the Department of Animal Science were recognized during the College of Agriculture and Life Science’s 2014 Awards Ceremony. Dr. Tom Welsh, Dr. Clare Gill and Grace Glenn each were recognized as recipients of the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award. Welsh received the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award in the Faculty Mentoring category. As a professor of physiology of reproduction and an AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow in the Department of Animal Science for 31 years, Welsh has not only conducted meaningful research and excelled as a… Read More →

Litterst, Reagan to receive college alumni award

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-249-6301, COLLEGE STATION — Frank C. Litterst ‘43 and Dr. James O. “Bo” Reagan ‘68, both graduates of the Department of Animal Science, will receive the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Alumni Award this fall. The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes graduates of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for outstanding leadership and noteworthy contributions in agriculture, natural resources, life sciences or related areas. The award will be presented during the College’s Legacy and Leadership Banquet on Oct. 25, 2014. Litterst… Read More →

Temple Grandin Stresses the Little Things on Ways to Handle Livestock

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – When it comes to handling livestock, observing the little things can make for a more pleasant experience – both for the animal and the livestock, according to Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University professor and animal scientist. “I stress to students the need to be observant,” said Grandin, who has advised ranchers, feedlots and meat plants throughout the U.S. and Canada on handling equipment as well as developing animal welfare guidelines for the meat industry. Grandin gave a lecture Aug. 14… Read More →

Meat scientist honored for research

Written by: Laci Jones Dr. Jeff Savell, Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor, is one of the well-known meat science researchers. Throughout his career, Savell assisted the National Beef Quality Audits and the National Beef Tenderness Surveys. In honor of his research contributions, Savell received the Fellow Award in the Research category at the American Society of Animal Science Joint Annual Meeting. Savell research interests include quality, food safety, nutrition and value added. He has conducted many research projects involving beef, lamb and pork. His research includes using electrical… Read More →

Texas A&M Researcher to Receive Morrison Award

Written by: Laci Jones, ASAS Communications,, 580.222.9843 Dr. Fuller Bazer will receive the American Society of Animal Science Morrison Award at the ASAS National Awards Program on July 21. Bazer, a professor at Texas A&M, studies reproductive biology. Throughout his career, Bazer has published more than 390 peer-reviewed articles. These articles focused on the interactions between uterine environment and pregnancy in livestock. These discoveries changed animal management to increase conceptus survival and pregnancy. Bazer has discovered a purple acid phosphatase called uteroferrin. Uteroferrin stimulates hematopoiesis, the formation… Read More →