Category Archives: Students

Senior Merit awarded to five #tamuansc students

Each year during Family Weekend, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences holds its Ag Convocation. One of the highlights is the Spring 2020 Awards, but due to COVID-19, the event was canceled. However, we wanted to recognize our Senior Merit Award Winners, two faculty teaching awards and the Alpha Zeta outstanding students. A video presentation and more about the award winners is below. Senior Merit Award winners Senior Merit Awards have been presented by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for over 50 years.  The awards… Read More →

Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees Announces Outstanding Student Award Recipient

The award recognizes outstanding graduating Aggie seniors who succeeded in college despite experiencing personal or family financial challenges. The Texas A&M Foundation Board of Trustees named Isolde Parrish ’20 as the recipient of the Foundation’s eighth Outstanding Student Award. She graduated with an animal science degree in May and will enroll in Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in the fall. Created in 2012 by former Foundation trustee and Texas A&M graduate Melbern Glasscock ’59 and his wife, Susanne, this endowed award publicly recognizes… Read More →

Two Department of Animal Science students receive Colvin Scholarships

TEN SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED IN 2020, TOTALING $42,000! Developed in 1999, when Louis M. “Mick” Colvin retired as the executive director of Certified Angus Beef LLC, the Colvin Scholarship Fund (CSF) recognizes his role in making dreams a reality and inspiring others to be their best. Colvin co-founded the program in 1978, leading it to provide the world’s leading brand of fresh beef. The scholarship fund benefits tomorrow’s leaders who are involved in their communities and the beef industry. TEN STUDENTS EARN COLVIN SCHOLARSHIPS The Certified Angus Beef ® brand recently awarded… Read More →

Presenting at the Capital of Texas Undergraduate Research Conference

By Hector M. Menendez III and Madeline E. Rivera At Texas A&M University, there are many opportunities for students studying animal science to participate in hands-on research.  Unfortunately, many students are unaware of research opportunities.  We hope that by encouraging our students to engage the public through research presentations, that they inspire others to be ambassadors to communicate the importance of innovative and transformational animal science research. During the fall of 2019, Dr. Tedeschi’s undergraduate students actively participated in their own research projects.  Undergraduate students were mentored by… Read More →

Meat Judging Team returned home with high honors from MSA American Royal Meat Judging Contest

The Department of Animal Science Meat Judging Team brought home high honors from the AMSA American Royal Meat Judging Contest on Oct. 13, 2019. They beat ten teams with a score of 4074 points to win the contest. Following TAMU, Kansas State University was second, Texas Tech University third, Colorado State University fourth, and the University of Illinois fifth. In addition to winning the contest, Brenyn Burkholder of Boerne, Texas, placed third individually, and Kaylee Greiner of Christiansburg, Va, placed sixth individually. Additional members of the 2019 Meat… Read More →

Beef 706 a prime experience for young ranchers

By Julie Tomascik Texas cattlemen and women have a legacy to uphold, a brand to be proud of and a product with exceptional quality. But raising the steaks for consumers across the nation requires a desire to build upon success. Nearly 40 Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) young farmer and rancher members were able to do just that by growing their knowledge and understanding of the beef industry through a recent Beef 706 course held last month. “Beef 706 is for producers to help them better understand the food… Read More →

US Dairy Education and Training Consortium completes 12th year

Twenty Texas A&M students recently completely an intensive 6 week course in dairy herd management at the US Dairy Education and Training Consortium. Now in it’s 12th year, the consortium provides students an opportunity to learn firsthand about the many facets of dairy management. The course is held in the Texas panhandle and Eastern New Mexico, which is the third largest milk producing area in the US. Due to the rapid growth of dairies in this region, the students are fortunate to have dairies allow them to view… Read More →

Teaching animal science through interactive gaming

By Kaitlyn Arnold COLLEGE STATION — For students studying animal science, interactive gaming can now help introduce concepts of working with cattle, before they’ve even stepped foot in a pen or pasture. Nicholas Free, animal science senior at Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences didn’t grow up handling cattle, but he created a simulation that may help others build and expand their cattle-working skills. Free created an interactive simulation game to focus on the best techniques to handle cattle. It benefits the student, and in turn, benefits the animals as students… Read More →

PEER Hosts Annual State FFA Veterinary Science Career Development Event

Story by: Torri Whitaker, PEER Program Content Specialist On May 4, the Texas A&M PEER Program, in cooperation with the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVM), hosted the eighth annual State FFA Veterinary Science Career Development Event (CDE). Dr. Glennon Mays, CVM director of recruiting and student services, welcomed FFA students and highlighted the many veterinary-related careers. Students participating in this state level event had to first qualify by placing within the top five teams at regional competitions. The State FFA Veterinary Science CDE… Read More →

Passion for agriculture

By Ashley Ross While some residents are spending their summer vacation swimming in the pool, traveling with family or even relaxing at home, one local young man is spending the next couple of months learning more about his favorite subject: agriculture. Merrick Irvin, a 2017 Godley High School alum, is participating in a summer internship with the National Association of Wheat Growers in Washington D.C. Irvin was one of 13 students selected for the program through the Agriculture and National Resources Policy’s internship program with Texas A&M University…. Read More →