Tag Archives: Former Students

Dr. Xiaoqiu (Churchill) Wang Awarded 2016 Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award

Contact: Kim Schoonmaker, 217-356-9050 ext. 4, kims@asas.org Dr. Xiaoqiu (Churchill) Wang has been named the recipient of the 2016 Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award by the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) during its annual meeting this week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. 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 B.S. degree in Animal Science from China Agricultural University (Beijing, China) and completed an internship at Tokyo University… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Students explore agriculture in Argentina, Uruguay

Writer: Olivia Norton Thirty-four students in the College of Agriculture and life Sciences had the experience of a lifetime this summer when they explored the many aspects of agriculture in parts of Argentina and Uruguay as part of a study abroad program July 28-Aug. 4. The Argentina and Uruguay Agriculture and Animal Production study abroad program, led by Department of Animal Science faculty Dr. Shawn Ramsey, professor, and Dr. Leslie Frenzel, instructional assistant professor and undergraduate academic advisor, offered students a complete educational experience including tours of notable… Read More →

Former Student Profile: Betsy Booren, Ph.D.

By Victoria Pilger ’15 Betsy Booren earned a doctorate in food science and technology from Texas A&M in 2008 working under the direction of Dr. Rhonda Miller, professor in the Department of Animal Science. She immediately put her education to work in the meat industry specializing in food safety policy development and analysis. Dr. Booren currently serves as Vice President of Scientific Affairs for the North American Meat Institute where she represents and provides informed analysis for the majority of the U.S. beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry… Read More →

“Doc,” an American Dreamer

By: Brooke Prather When describing a man who is larger than life, boasts a résumé that speaks for itself and is a leader in the agricultural industry, three words come to mind — tenacious, driven and passionate. Upon first glance, Charles “Doc” Graham, D.V.M., resembles a typical Texas cattleman. Standing 6 feet 7 inches from his cowboy hat down to his squared-toe boots, Graham is not only striking in appearance but in character as well. Small Town Legend On July 13, 1932, in the small town of Thorndale,… Read More →

Former Student Profile: Jessica Leatherwood

Jessica Lucia Leatherwood has been involved with horses since her youth. She gained a strong background in animal science through her involvement in 4-H while growing up in Franklin, Texas, and continued to pursue those interests while earning three degrees in animal science from Texas A&M University. Now as a faculty member at Sam Houston State University, she’s making a career out of her love for horses. During her time as an undergraduate student in the Department of Animal Science, Leatherwood participated on multiple judging teams, the Stock… Read More →

Craddock retires after 29 years as Extension sheep/goat specialist

By Olivia Norton ’16 As a young man, Dr. Frank Craddock never questioned the direction his career path would take. He did not, however, foresee the far-reaching impression he would make on the animal science industry and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension during his career. After 29 years with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Department of Animal Science, Craddock is retiring from his post as Professor and Extension Sheep and Goat Specialist stationed in San Angelo. Craddock credits his early years spent on his family’s central Texas sheep,… Read More →