2015 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients Announced

the Academic Building's dome at Texas A&MTexas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have selected 24 outstanding members of the school’s faculty and staff to be honored with 2015 Distinguished Achievement Awards. The university-level Distinguished Achievement Awards were first presented in 1955 and have since been awarded to 1,002 professionals (including this year’s recipients) who have exhibited the highest standards of excellence at Texas A&M.

The 2015 Distinguished Achievement Awards will be formally presented at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27, during ceremonies in Rudder Theatre on the Texas A&M University campus. In recognition of their achievements, each recipient will receive a cash gift, an engraved watch and a commemorative plaque.

The 2015 recipients, along with their departments/affiliations are as follows.

FOR TEACHING
Ahmed Abdel-Wahab ’03, Chemical Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Oral Capps, Jr., Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
John C. Keyser, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Dwight Look College of Engineering
Nancy L. Klein, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture
Arvind Mahajan, Department of Finance, Mays Business School
Stjepan Meštrović, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
James D. Pennington, Department of Chemistry, College of Science
W. Shawn Ramsey ’90, Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Nova J. Silvy, Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Ching-Yun Suen, Department of General Academics, Texas A&M University at Galveston

FOR RESEARCH
Deborah Bell-Pedersen, Department of Biology, College of Science
Darren L. DePoy, Department of Physics & Astronomy, College of Science
Vijay P. Singh, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Haiyan Wang, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Dwight Look College of Engineering
Mark E. Westhusin ’83, ’86, Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Kirk O. Winemiller, Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

FOR STUDENT RELATIONS
Sue Geller, Department of Mathematics, College of Science
Donna Hajash, Department of Visualization, College of Architecture

FOR ADMINISTRATION
Eleanor M. Green, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

FOR EXTENSION, OUTREACH, CONTINUING EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
James C. Cathey ’91, ’93, Department Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

FOR STAFF
Yasser Al-Hamidi, Mechanical Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar
Sandra D. Maldonado, Department of Communication, College of Liberal Arts

FOR GRADUATE MENTORING
Michael R. Kinney, Department of Accounting, Mays Business School
Dorothy E. Shippen, Department Biochemistry & Biophysics, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

 


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