By Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Marketing and Communications
David Bergbreiter, Regents Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M, has been named one of 14 Southeastern Conference (SEC) faculty winners of the 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Awards, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey has announced. Now in their sixth year, these awards honor one individual from each SEC university who has excelled in teaching, research and scholarship.
“Through the SEC Faculty Achievement Awards we have a unique opportunity each year to recognize and encourage the work of outstanding faculty members on our campuses,” said Sankey. “These 14 highly accomplished scholars represent more than 14,000 full-time, tenured professors in our conference, and we are delighted to honor them for decades of service to our students.”
Bergbreiter, an expert in organic chemistry and polymer science and an Eppright Professor since 2002, joined the Texas A&M Department of Chemistry in 1974 after receiving his doctorate same year from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Renowned both for his teaching and research prowess, he is one of six College of Science faculty to earn the lifetime distinction of Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence (2006), Texas A&M’s highest award for classroom achievement. In addition, he has received university-level Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Awards in Teaching (2005) and Research (2008), as well as the Exxon Education Foundation Award, the ARMCO Mentorship Award and the Wells Fargo Honors Faculty Mentor Award (2005). He was also a 2016 TEDxTAMU Conference presenter and is featured in the Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence’s Teaching for Tomorrow series.