COLLEGE STATION — Five Texas A&M faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have been honored with University Professorships for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence awards.
The honor is given to the university’s “most distinguished teachers of undergraduates – faculty members who have exhibited uncommon excellence and devotion to the education of undergraduate students of Texas A&M,” according to the citation.
The college’s 2012 recipients are:
Cintron Professorship: Dr. John Crompton, recreation, park and tourism sciences; Dr. Patricia Smith, biological and agricultural engineering; and Dr. Jeffrey Savell, animal sciences.
Thaman Professorship: Dr. Barry Boyd, agricultural leadership, education and communications.
Kincaid Professorship: Dr. Ben Wu, ecosystem science and management.
Endowment for the Cintron Professorship is provided by the Hoblitzelle Foundation of Dallas in honor of Dr. R. H. Cintron, Texas A&M class of 1946. The other professorships were endowed by Arthur J. and Wilhelmina Doré Thaman and John Kincaid, Texas A&M Class of 1928.