Temple Grandin receives honorary degree from Texas A&M University

By Jeff Savell

Dr. Grandin with TAMU & CSU animal science faculty members

Dr. Russell Cross, Dr. Jeff Savell, Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Gary Smith, Dr. Kevin Pond, and Dr. Dan Hale

Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University and internationally recognized authority on animal handling and autism, received an honorary degree from Texas A&M University on Friday, August 15, 2014. Dr. Grandin’s contribution to our understanding of animal and human behavior has set new standards for helping people in these diverse areas solve problems.

Dr. Grandin has been on campus in the past for the Beef Cattle Shortcourse, the Rosenthal Lecture Series, and for talks on autism. She has collaborated with faculty and students in various programs and projects in the Department of Animal Science for decades, and plans are in place to have her come back to campus in 2015 for lectures and visits with students.

Dr. Temple Grandin with TAMU studentsDuring her recent visit, Dr. Grandin visited with students, presented a talk for the Department of Animal Science on current thoughts on animal behavior, and was the Convocation speaker for the August graduates.

Thanks to all of the people who helped with Dr. Grandin’s visit, especially Helen Kline who provided great leadership in helping coordinate many of the logistics of her trip.



For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Maggie Tucker at maggie.tucker@ag.tamu.edu or (979) 845-1542.

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