Category Archives: Retirement

AgriLife Research beef cattle physiologist Randel retires

OVERTON – Dr. Ron Randel, Texas A&M AgriLife Research physiologist, announced his retirement after more than four decades of beef cattle research and teaching. Randel said he left a good position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service in 1974 to join AgriLife Research. He enjoyed the research aspect of the USDA job, but longed to teach outside the classroom. “What was lacking was the ability to work with and mentor grad students,” he said. “It’s the primary reason I took this post.” He was part… Read More →

Noted animal welfare expert Ted Friend to retire after 38 years at Texas A&M

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – For 38 years, Dr. Ted Friend has walked up and down the stairs of the Kleberg Animal Science Building at Texas A&M University where he established himself as a national expert and researcher on animal behavior and welfare. “It’s been a lot of fun,” said Friend, who will soon retire from the department, reflecting back on his career that began at Texas A&M in 1977. He was hired at A&M following graduation from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with… Read More →

Riding into retirement

Becky Lewis retires after 27 years with ANSC By Victoria Pilger ’15 Leather pants, a black-fringed leather jacket and a bright red bandana serve as typical weekend attire for Becky Lewis. Until recently, Becky spent her weekdays working as senior office associate for the Department of Animal Science where she was commonly referred to as Mrs. Becky. Few people know that Becky’s favorite hobby is riding her 2004 Heritage Softail or her 1999 Honda Valkyrie with motor trike conversions alongside her husband David. A typical weekend consists of… Read More →