LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has presented a 2013 Extension Partnership award to Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and its College of Human Sciences and their respective deans, Dr. Michael Galyean and Dr. Linda Crawford Hoover.
“We confer this award in tribute to the many members of your faculty and staff who have undertaken joint efforts with us over the years,” said Dr. Doug Steele, AgriLife Extension director, who presented the award during the Texas A&M AgriLife conference Jan. 8 in College Station.
AgriLife Extension established the partnership awards to recognize alliances with agencies, organizations and others beyond the Texas A&M University System. The honor is the highest given by AgriLife Extension to those “whose dedicated collaboration and support have most significantly advanced the Extension mission.”
Steele said the faculty of the two Texas Tech colleges have “played key roles in working with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, thereby enhancing the outreach and impact of our educational programs as well as advancing the professional development of Extension educators.”
The award noted in particular that the two colleges were key hosts for Texas 4-H Roundup in June 2012, the first time the annual event was held in Lubbock. The record-breaking attendance of 4,000 included 4-H members, parents and volunteers involved in a week of youth learning activities and competitions.
“The faculty and staffs of your colleges have long demonstrated dedication and enthusiasm in their support of Extension education, as well as teaching and research,” Steele added. “We deeply appreciate your university’s enduring commitment.”