Forrest named advisor of the year

Dr. David Forrest receiving the 2016-2017 Advisor of the Year Award for an Affiliated Student Organization sponsored by the Department of Student Activities at TAMU from Dr. Daniel Pugh, Sr., Vice President for Student Affairs.

Dr. David Forrest was recently recognized for his leadership of the TAMU Saddle & Sirloin Club by being named the 2016-2017 Advisor of the Year for an Affiliated Student Organization. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward individuals who have clearly distinguished themselves by providing exemplary guidance, support and dedication to the advisement of a recognized student organization at Texas A&M University.

The award was presented at the 2017 Division of Student Affairs Awards Ceremony and included a check in the amount of $100 to the Saddle & Sirloin Club. The citation acknowledged Dr. Forrest’s tireless commitment and selfless service to students.

“Dr. Forrest takes great initiative in working with as many club members as possible, even if it required staying late or meeting with students outside of club activities to help guide them through their undergraduate careers and prepare them for future job opportunities,” read nomination materials.

Dr. Forrest has been an advisor to the Saddle & Sirloin club for the past fifteen years and has enjoyed every minute of it.

“It is a privilege to serve as an advisor for the S&S Club! I appreciate the opportunity to work with such gifted and talented student leaders who are passionate about the livestock industry! It is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a member of the faculty in the best animal science department in the country,” said Forrest.

Dr. David Forrest is a Professor  in the Department of Animal Science. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery. He received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Abilene Christian College, a master’s in physiology of reproduction from Texas A&M University and a doctorate in reproductive physiology from the University of Wyoming.

He serves as an advisor to the Saddle and Sirloin Club and to the Animal Science Graduate Student Association. Forrest is a past-president of the Texas A&M Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Professional memberships include the American Society of Animal Science, the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, the Society for the Study of Reproduction, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, Alpha Zeta, Gamma Sigma Delta and Sigma Xi. He is a Charter Diplomat of the American College of Animal Physiology.


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 or (979) 845-1542.

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