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Awards and Achievements

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, staff, current students and former students on their recent awards and achievements.

Chris Court

Chris Court

Chris Court receives Texas A&M AgriLife IT Excellence Award

Chris Court, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, was recently awarded the Texas A&M IT Excellence Award. Chris exemplifies all the best traits and practices of a an IT professional at Texas A&M. Read More →

Dr. Vijay P. Singh

Agricultural engineer appointed University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Vijay P. Singh, professor and Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering with the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station, has been appointed as a University Distinguished Professor, effective Sept. 1, 2013.
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Klinefelter

Dr. Danny Klinefelter

Klinefelter named one of agriculture’s most influential thinkers by Top Producer magazine

Dr. Danny Klinefelter, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, was recently named to two distinguished groups of influential agricultural leaders by Top Producer magazine editors.
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Ronnie McDonald

Ronnie McDonald (photo by Kathleen Phillips)

McDonald named AgriLife executive director for community relations, strategic partnerships

Former Bastrop County Judge Ronnie McDonald has been named executive director for Texas A&M AgriLife’s community relations and strategic partnerships. In this capacity he will also serve as the executive director of the Texas Rural Leadership Program, Inc. and provide leadership as an ex-officio member of the board of directors.

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Dr. Davey Griffin

Dr. Davey Griffin (photo by Blair Fannin)

Griffin named AMSA Fellow and 2013 Signal Service Award recipient

Dr. Davey Griffin, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service meat specialist and associate professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has been named American Meat Science Association Fellow and Signal Service Award winner.

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Dr. Neville Clarke

Dr. Neville Clarke

Clarke honored for international efforts in agriculture, rural development

Dr. Neville Clarke received the 2013 Special Service Award from the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development recently at the Future Leader’s Forum in Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Seth Murray

Dr. Seth Murray (photo by Li Zhang)

Texas A&M corn breeder recognized by national association

Dr. Seth Murray, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research corn breeder in College Station, will be recognized with the 2013 NAPB Early Career Award by the National Association of Plant Breeders and Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee.

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Dr. David Byrne

Dr. David Byrne (photo by Kathleen Phillips)

David Byrne receives national 2013 Carroll R. Miller Award for peach research

Dr. David Byrne, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in College Station, has received the Carroll R. Miller Award from the National Peach Council.

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Matt Berg

Matt Berg

Texas A&M graduate student honored with Ecological Society of American policy award

Matt Berg, a Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management student, was recently recognized by the Ecological Society of America as a Graduate Student Policy Award winner.

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