Glenn receives prestigious university staff award

COLLEGE STATION — Grace Glenn, senior administrative coordinator in the Department of Animal Science, is a recipient of the President’s Meritorious Service Award.

The award was presented during the 25th annual President’s Meritorious Service Awards program at Texas A&M University on Feb. 21.

Glenn is among 28 employees from Texas A&M selected for special Aggie recognition because of their exemplary service.

Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin said during the ceremony the staff represent one of the three “important legs” of the university – along with the students and faculty – and “we see evidence of it every day.”

“Texas A&M continues to earn national recognition as a teaching and research institution; however it is also characterized by a sense of family and service to others. The Aggie family includes amazing staff members whose dedication keeps Texas A&M a special place.”

Glenn has been with the Department for Animal Science for 14 years. Prior to this, she worked for the Vice President for Finance and Administration and TEES Personnel Services for a combined 30 years of experience.

As senior administrative coordinator, Glenn provides personal assistance to the department head and three associate heads by providing independent oversight of routine and special purpose duties related to the overall operation of the department. In addition to her many duties, she is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating a diverse range of project assignments related to the teaching, research and Extension missions of the department.

“Grace is very deserving of this recognition,” said Dr. Russell Cross, department head. “While her work ethic and accomplishments are sufficient reasons for deserving this award, I believe her positive attitude, willingness to put others first, and ability to always find the silver lining no matter how difficult the circumstances make her an exceptional employee to receive this prestigious award.”

According to one nominator, “In everything she does, Grace Glenn does it with class, style and dignity. With five different department heads since the turn of the century, Grace has been the stabilizer to make sure the department continues to run. We would be in big trouble without her!”

Another nominator states, “Grace personifies the TAMU core values. Work produced in her office is always excellent, her integrity and loyalty are evidenced by the confidence faculty members have in confiding in Grace across a multitude of subject matter areas. Her leadership skills are without question across staff within the department and she greets and treats everyone with respect and good humor.”


For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Courtney Coufal at or (979) 845-1542.

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