Dr. Tom Welsh, professor and Texas A&M AgriLife research faculty fellow, received the American Society of Animal Science Southern Section Distinguished Service Award in February. Welsh has participated in and served the Southern Section since his graduate school days. As a graduate student, Welsh attended meetings and presented abstracts and competition papers. Following postdoctoral training, he joined the faculty of the Department of Animal Science. During his 30 years as a faculty member, he has supported the Southern Section by serving on the Graduate Student Awards, Physiology Program, Growth and Development Program and Young Animal Scientist-Education committees. He has served as secretary-treasurer elect, secretary-treasurer, president-elect, president and past president. He has mentored numerous graduate students as they began their careers. His unwavering dedication to the Southern Section has benefited the students and professional members alike, according to SS-ASAS.
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