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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.

Cross and McGrann recognized by BEEF magazine as two of beef industry’s top 50 leaders

Dr. Russell Cross, head of the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo)

Dr. Jim McGrann, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service professor emeritus. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

Dr. H. Russell Cross, professor and head of the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, and Dr. Jim McGrann, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service professor emeritus, have been recognized by BEEF magazine as two of the top 50 beef industry leaders in the United States.

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Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences awards presented

Dr. Gary Ellis, head, department of recreation, park and tourism sciences

Several faculty and students were honored Sept. 12 by the Texas A&M University College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean.

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Bhimu Patil gets Distinguished Service Award from American Chemical Society

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Dr. Bhimu Patil, director of the Texas A&M University Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center

Dr. Bhimu Patil, director of the Texas A&M University Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Chemical Society’s Division of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.

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Mr. Kyle Smith Retires from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Kyle Smith (L) and Pete Gibbs enjoy a bench seat gifted to Mr. Smith on August 30, 2013, at a reception celebrating his 40-year Extension career.

Mr. Kyle Smith, executive associate director for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, is among those retired on August 31 after a long and illustrious Extension career. Kyle has more than 40 years of service in several different capacities. In recognition of Kyle’s dedication and leadership Extension administration hosted a reception on August 30, 2013, at the Brazos County Expo Complex in Bryan, Texas.

Dr. David Caldwell Named Poultry Science Department Head

Dr. David Caldwell, head, department of poultry science

Congratulations to Dr. David J. Caldwell who has been approved as the new department head of poultry science. Dr. Caldwell has served as a faculty member in the department for more than 15 years in both research and teaching roles and an emphasis on industry outreach.

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Dr. Ping He receives National Science Foundation CAREER grant

Dr. Ping He (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Kathleen Phillips)

Dr. Ping He, a biochemist with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station, has been awarded more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation to further his studies on how a host plant defends against pathogen attacks.

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Bob Avant and Dr. Brock Faulkner reappointed to USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force

Bob Avant, program director for Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Dr. Brock Faulkner, P.E.

Dr. Brock Faulkner, P.E., assistant professor in biological and agricultural engineering

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the renewal of USDA’s Agricultural Air Quality Task Force and the selection of its members for the 2013-2015 term. The task force is composed of representatives from industry, agriculture, academia, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and other agricultural and environmental experts.

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