Category Archives: Awards

Congratulations Dr. Brittni Littlejohn

Dr. Brittni P. Littlejohn is the recipient of the 2019 ASAS Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award, presented to her Thursday, July 10, during the Physiology and Endocrinology Session II, at the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting held in Austin, Texas. Dr. Brittni P. Littlejohn is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at Mississippi State University. She earned a B.S. (2012) in Animal Science, as well as a M.S. (2014) and a Ph.D. (2018) degree in Physiology of Reproduction at Texas A&M University…. Read More →

Joel Cowley awarded the 2019 Outstanding Alumni

By Kaitlyn Harkin Joel Cowley was presented with the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award during the Department of Animal Science External Awards Program held Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The award was presented to Cowley by Dr. Chris Skaggs, San Antonio Livestock Exposition Chair in Animal Science and Associate Dean for Student Development of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Animal Science Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes a former student of the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University who has built a distinguished career in animal science…. Read More →

2019 Outstanding Young Alumni Winner Dr. Nicole Sanchez

By Kaitlyn Harkin Dr. Nicole Burdick Sanchez received the 2019 Outstanding Young Alumni Award during the Department of Animal Science External Awards Program on April 30, 2019. The award was presented to Sanchez by Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow Dr. Thomas Welsh. Sanchez is originally from Ontario, Canada and grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. As an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Sanchez participated in undergraduate research for 3.5 years under Dr. Jamie Laurenz, while also being an active member of the Javelina Marching Band and… Read More →

Dr. Larry L. Boleman inducted into the ANSC Hall of Fame

By Maggie Berger COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Larry L. Boleman was inducted into the Animal Science Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, during the Department of Animal Science awards banquet. Dr. Joe Paschal, professor and Extension livestock specialist, located in Corpus Christi presented the award. Boleman’s passion for agriculture and the cattle industry started at an early age. “I started buying, feeding and selling dairy calves when I was six or seven,” he said. In high school, he participated in the FFA and had an agriculture… Read More →

Students, staff, faculty recognized at annual awards banquet

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, the Department of Animal Science held their annual awards banquet. This event is a celebration of students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends who have made significant contributions to the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University and the field of Animal Science. The following students, staff, and faculty were recognized at the event. Hillary Martinez Z.L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Meat Science Martinez is a PhD student studying under Dr. Rhonda Miller. Her research focuses on evaluating human emotions using… Read More →

Salvato receives President’s Award for Advising

Amber Salvato, academic advisor III in the Department of Animal Science, was awarded the President’s Award for Advising during an awards ceremony held Thursday, May 2, 2019. Noting that good academic advisors are critical to student success, the President’s Award for Academic Advising is presented to individuals who exemplify the qualities and practices of exceptional academic advising. Advisors receiving this award are distinguished from among their talented peers.  Recipients exhibit, among other qualities, strong interpersonal skills; caring, helpful attitudes; a mastery of institutional regulations, policies, and procedures; ability… Read More →

Former student elected to National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Thomas Spencer, a former student of the department, was recently elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Election to membership in the NAS is considered one of the highest honors a U.S. scientist can receive. The NAS is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars. Established by an Act of Congress, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS is charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. Scientists are elected by their peers… Read More →

Texas A&M students earn top cash prize at Savma Pitch Competition

Two Texas A&M visionaries are $10,000 closer to bringing to life their invention after earning first place in a pitch competition at the 2019 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposium, held March 9-11 at the University of Georgia in Athens. Brianna Boyle, a third-year veterinary student in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, and Stephanie Young, a sophomore animal science major, beat out 25 teams from across the U.S. and England to take home the top prize. In the competition, they pitched their product SkyPaws,… Read More →

Cardoso wins the Dr. William A. Dugas Early Career Award for Research Excellence

By Kaitlyn Harkin Dr. Rodolfo Cardoso, assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science, received the 2018 Dr. William A. Dugas Early Career Award for Research Excellence from Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The Dr. William A. Dugas Early Career Award for Research Excellence was established in 2018 as recognition to Dr. Dugas upon his retirement. The $5,000 annual award honors an early career AgriLife Research Faculty member, who has “made an exceptional contribution to the agency and research in the prior year.” Cardoso received a D.V.M. in 2005… Read More →

Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence presented to Texas A&M faculty and staff

By Laura Muntean COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife faculty and staff received the Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence honors during a ceremony Jan. 7 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The awards, established in 1980, recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions displayed across Texas A&M AgriLife and allow for the opportunity to celebrate those contributions and achievements of faculty, students and staff members. “We are extremely proud of each of these recipients who have demonstrated a high level of excellence across Texas A&M AgriLife,” said… Read More →