Category Archives: Staff

RMC goes off without a hitch

Last month, the American Meat Science Association held the 70th annual Reciprocal Meat Conference on the Texas A&M Campus. The Department of Animal Science hosted over 850 meat science students and professionals who participated in a number of activities from June 16th to 21st. Pre-conference activities at the Rosenthal and Kleberg Centers included a processed meats contest, iron chef competition, meat judging coaches’ clinic, and Jimmy T. Keeton Processed Meats Workshop. The Memorial Student Center housed the student poster and quiz bowl competitions along with the bulk of… Read More →

Lukeman, Eastwood receive Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards.

The Department of Animal Science was well represented at the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards on September 29, 2016 where several faculty, staff and students were recognized for their achievements. “The faculty and staff honored this year are part of the reason that our students, our research and our service mission is strong and vibrant,” said Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences. Robbie Lukeman received the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Staff. This award recognizes staff members who have made a significant impact on their department…. Read More →

Ashworth joins department as academic advisor

Lacy Ashworth has joined the department as an academic advisor I. A product of our department, Ashworth is excited to be back. We are happy to welcome her and look forward to the impact she will have on our students. Where did you grow up? Did that have any effect on what you studied or your career choice? I grew up in Crosby, Texas. Growing up in Crosby, I was heavily involved with my family raising cattle and horses. I would spend 90% of my days outside with any… Read More →

Clay Eastwood receives Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching

Writer: Jeff Savell, 979-845-3992, j-savell@tamu.edu Clay Eastwood received an Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching at a ceremony held in the Stark Gallery in the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University on Monday, April 25, 2016. Clay was one of seven doctoral students to receive a teaching award along with five doctoral students and three masters’ students who received Excellence in Research Awards. Clay is from New Braunfels, Texas and received both her Bachelor’s degree (2011) and Master’s degree (2014) in… Read More →

Glenn receives Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Grace Glenn, senior administrative coordinator in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has received a Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence in the office and administrative staff category. The Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence recognizes the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. The award was presented Jan. 14 at the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. Glenn, who has worked in the animal science department since 1998 and… Read More →

Riley receives Vice Chancellor’s Award for technical, programmatic staff

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Ray Riley, manager of the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, has received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for technical and programmatic staff. The Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence recognizes the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. The award was presented Jan. 14 at the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. Riley, a 36-year veteran of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, has managed the Rosenthal… Read More →

Crooks is named state AgriLife Extension sheep and goat assistant

Crooks is named state AgriLife Extension sheep and goat assistant Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Reid Redden, 325-653-4576, reid.redden@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Sterling “Ty” Crooks became the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat assistant effective Oct. 12. Crooks is headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo. His primary duties will involve working with the state’s 4-H sheep and goat youth programs, said Dr. Reid Redden, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo and Crooks’… Read More →

Skinner wins national advising award

LAS VEGAS — Amber Skinner, academic advisor in the Department of Animal Science, is a recipient of an Outstanding New Advisor Certificate of Merit in the Academic Advising – Primary Role category from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the Global Community for Academic Advising. The award, presented during the 2015 NACADA Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Oct. 4, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students and who have served as an advisor for a period of three or fewer years…. Read More →

Long-time employee Don Palmer passes away

Don Palmer, a long-time employee of the Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center, passed away March 31, 2015 after a brief illness. Don made tremendous and lasting contributions to the meat science teaching, research and extension programs. Equally important, he was a great person who was well liked and respected by students, faculty and staff. Don will be sincerely missed. Arrangements are under the care of Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with funeral to follow… 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 →