Ramsey receives Marion Teaching Award at 2017 Ag Convocation

Dr. Shawn Ramsey ’90, Professor and Assistant Head for Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Animal Science received the Gail W. and David P. Marion ’65 Teaching and Student Advising Award in Memory of Dr. Richard C. Potts ’45 at the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ 61st Annual Convocation on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The award was established by the Marion family through the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University in memory of Dr. Potts to recognize a faculty member in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who teaches and mentors freshmen and sophomore students and is an effective communicator. Recipients of the award are selected by the members of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council.

Dr. Richard Potts ’45 was a respected administrator and faculty member in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who contributed to the success of Texas A&M University. He loved and respected his students like his own children, knowing that sometimes they just needed someone to talk to. Dr. Potts was a great mentor to David Marion, who benefited greatly from Dr. Potts mentorship during his time as a student at Texas A&M University, and the award was begun in 2012 by his family as a tribute to Dr. Potts.

Ramsey serves as one of the sheep and goat extension specialists for the state. He teaches an introductory animal science class, sheep and goat production, and the wool and mohair judging class. He serves as the coordinator of the TAMU Wool and Mohair Judging Team and the Breeding Sheep Show Team. He is the faculty coordinator for the Sheep and Goat Center and the Louis Pearce Pavilion. Ramsey also oversees the organization and planning of the ever popular Aggieland Lamb & Goat camps each summer.

Ramsey received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas A&M University and a master’s and doctorate degree in animal and range science from New Mexico State University.

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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@tamu.edu or (979) 845-1542.

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