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Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty and staff on their recent awards and appointments.

 

Dr. Jimmy Cheek

Texas A&M agriculture, life sciences college bestows alumni awards

Five graduates of the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were honored Oct. 13 with outstanding alumni awards. Allan Marburger, Horace McQueen, Dr. Jimmy Cheek and the late Roscoe Dooley were given Outstanding Alumni awards. Rachel Cutrer and Cari Rincker were presented Outstanding Early Career Alumni honors.

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Dr. Mark Welch, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service grains marketing economist

Welch receives forecasting award for third consecutive year

Dr. Mark Welch, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service grains marketing economist in College Station, has been awarded the Premier Forecaster Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association-Extension section for general economics forecasts made in the July 2011 outlook survey. It marked the third year in a row Welch received the honor.

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Dr. Jianbang Gan, Texas A&M University professor in forest management and economics in the department of ecosystem sciences and management. (Courtesy photo)

Bioenergy chain is focus of DOE-funded grant

Knowing how bioenergy industry development will impact local and national economies is the focus of two studies being conducted by Dr. Jianbang Gan, a professor in forest management and economics in the Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management department.

Dr. Jianbang Gan, Texas A&M University professor in forest management and economics in the department of ecosystem sciences and management. (Courtesy photo)

Gan, also a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, will participate in a U.S. Department of Energy grant of $6.25 million with a group of other universities and organizations, led by the University of Florida.

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Dr. Ron Randel, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist

East Texas scientist given international recognition

Dr. Ron Randel, an East Texas scientist with Texas AgriLife Research, has received one of most prestigious awards given for animal science research.

Randel, who is based at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton, was presented the L.E. Casida Award in recognition of his outstanding research and graduate education program animal reproductive physiology. The L.E. Casida Award recognizes excellence in the education of graduate and postdoctoral students to conduct research in the area of reproductive physiology and endocrinology. According to the Journal of Animal Science, “To be eligible for nomination, candidates must demonstrate quality education of graduate and postdoctoral students as evidenced by publication, with students as senior authors, of basic or applied research, or both.”

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