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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.

Acuff elected Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology

Dr. Gary Acuff

Dr. Gary Acuff, director of the Texas A&M Center for Food Safety and a professor of food microbiology in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station, has been elected Fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology.

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Dickman named American Academy of Microbiology Fellow

Dr. Marty Dickman

Dr. Marty Dickman has been elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Dickman has been the Christine Richardson Professor of Agriculture and director of the  Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology at Texas A&M University since 2006. He also is on the faculty of the plant pathology and microbiology department.

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Sigler elected president of Texas Quarter Horse Association

Dr. Dennis Sigler

Dr. Dennis Sigler, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horse specialist and professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has been elected president of the Texas Quarter Horse Association.

Sigler was elected at the association’s annual meeting held recently in College Station.

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Walker named new president of Texas Section Society for Range Management

Dr. John Walker

Dr. John Walker, professor and resident director of research at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo, is the new president of the Texas Section Society for Range Management.

Walker, who took office Jan. 1 of the 400 member statewide organization, was named to the post at the society’s annual meeting, which this year was held in Fort Worth last October.

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Briske recognized with Secretary of Agriculture Honor Award

Dr. David Briske

Dr. David Briske, professor in the Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management department, is a recipient of the Secretary of Agriculture’s Honor Award, presented recently by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

The award was presented to the “Interagency Ecological Site Implementation Team,” consisting of 19 researchers from agencies across the nation, in recognition of the development of an “Ecological Site Description’ protocol that supports assessment and management of national rangelands.

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de la Concha-Bermejillo receives Regents Fellow Service Award

delaconcha andresTexas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) Veterinary Pathologist Andrés de la Concha-Bermejillo, DVM, M.S., Ph.D., has been recognized with the 2012-2013 Texas A&M University System Regents Fellow Service Award. Dr. de la Concha-Bermejillo has worked within The Texas A&M System for 22 years.

The Regents Fellow Service Award was established in 1998 by the Board of Regents to recognize employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university or agency and to the citizens of Texas. Dr. de la Concha-Bermejillo has held appointments with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and has worked with TVMDL in College Station since 2004.
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Smith inducted into ag economics honor registry at Texas A&M University

Dr. Ed Smith

Dr. Ed Smith, retired director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, was recently inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University.

Smith was inducted during the 100-year Centennial Celebration of Extension at the College Station Hilton and Conference Center. Dr. Bob Whitson, retired dean of agriculture at Oklahoma State University and former director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, led the induction.

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