Collins joins equine faculty

COLLEGE STATION — Haley Collins joined the Department of Animal Science on Aug. 17 as a lecturer in equine science.

002 Collins, HaleyCollins is currently teaching ANSC 201 Introductory Equine and Care, and in the spring she will teach ANSC 311 Equine Behavior and Training, ANSC 312 Equestrian Technology and ANSC 316 Equine Selection and Judging. She also will coordinate the Texas A&M Horse Judging Team.

“We are pleased to welcome Haley to the Department of Animal Science. She fills an important role in the equine science program as she will focus heavily on teaching several hands-on equine courses, all of which are required for students who are seeking a certificate in equine science,” said Dr. Russell Cross, professor and head of animal science.

Collins earned a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in animal science with an emphasis in biotechnology and will graduate from Sam Houston State University with a master’s degree in agriculture in December 2015. While at SHSU, Collins spent three semesters as a graduate teaching assistant for several equine science courses.

As an undergraduate student, Collins was a member of the 2012 World Champion Horse Judging Team at OSU, and she coached horse judging as a graduate student at SHSU. In addition, she has judged more than 40 youth association horse shows in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

She is a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, the National Reining Horse Association, the Equine Science Society and the American Society of Animal Science.


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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