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

        COLLEGE STATION – 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.

        “One of my goals is to recognize and reward excellence in our faculty, staff and students. Together, your dedication fulfills the land-grant mission and makes us one of the leading colleges not just at Texas A&M but around the world,” Hussey told the honorees.

        Those honored and their award include:

        Dr. Jen Williams, agricultural leadership, education and communications assistant professor – Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching.

        Dr. Nova Silvy, wildlife and fisheries sciences professor – Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching.

        Dr. Urs Kreuter, ecosystem science and management professor – Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching.

        Dr. Gary D. Ellis, head of recreation, park and tourism sciences department – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Administration.

        Dr. Patricia V. Pietrantonio, entomology professor – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Faculty Mentoring.

        Amanda Schwede, senior academic advisor for the wildlife and fisheries sciences department – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Advising and Student Relations.

        Dr. Carlos Gonzalez, professor of plant pathology and microbiology, and Dr. Manuel Piña, associate professor of agricultural leadership, education and communications – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Diversity.

        Dr. Amanda Stronza, associate professor of recreation, parks and tourism sciences – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for International Impact.

        Linda Brochu, administrative services officer in the plant pathology and microbiology department – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Staff.

        Paul Greer, senior systems analyst in the horticultural science department – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Staff.

        Dr. Rosana Moreira, professor of biological and agricultural engineering – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Service.

        Dr. Kyle M. Woosnam, assistant professor of recreation, park and tourism sciences – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Early Career Teaching.

        Dr. Tryon Wickersham, assistant professor of animal science – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Teaching.

        Dr. Richard T. Woodward, professor of agricultural economics – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Educational Enrichment and Innovation.

        Dr. Libo Shan, associate professor of plant pathology and microbiology – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Early Career Research.

        Dr. Bhimanagouda S. Patil, professor of horticulture and director of the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Research.

        NSF IGERT in Applied Biodiversity Science – Interdisciplinary Research Team. Members include Drs. Lee Fitzgerald, Kirk Winemiller, both in wildlife and fisheries sciences; Leslie Ruyle, agricultural economics; Stronza, Woodward and Kreuter.

        Kyle Landolt, senior ecosystems science and management major – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Undergraduate Research.

        Suhas S. Vyavhare, entomology – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Graduate Research.

        Dianne A. Stroman, ecosystem science and management – Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Graduate Teaching.

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