Category Archives: Awards

Undergraduate Awards Banquet

By: Beth Ann Luedeker Congratulations to all the scholarship and awards recipients recognized at the awards banquet held April 11 at the Hildebrand Equine Center. While officially an undergraduate banquet, many graduate students received recognition and awards that night as well. Dr. Kim Dooley, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Associate Dean for Academic Operations, delivered the keynote address. During her address Dooley outlined what she feels it means to be an Aggie. Being an Aggie means being Authentic, being Grateful, setting Goals, having Integrity and having Enthusiasm,… Read More →

Two Soil and Crop Sciences faculty members recognized at Beltwide Cotton Conference

Writer: Kay Ledbetter Two Texas A&M AgriLife faculty members brought back honors from the recent National Cotton Council’s 2019 Beltwide Cotton Conference in New Orleans. Dr. Gaylon Morgan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state cotton specialist, College Station, was presented the 2019 Outstanding Career Research Award for Cotton Agronomy. The award is sponsored by BASF. Dr. Katie Lewis, Texas A&M AgriLife Research soil scientist, Lubbock, was presented The Dr. J. Tom Cothren Outstanding Young Cotton Soil Scientist Award. One is given each year, and the recipient must have… Read More →

AgriLife Extension recognizes Superior Service

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service presented its Superior Service Awards, the agency’s highest honors, during a ceremony at the AgriLife Center January 8. Several members of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences were among those honored. Ranch Management University earned a team award and Ward Ling received the Superior Service – Extension Program Specialist award. The Ranch Management University (RMU) team is led by Dr. Larry Redmon, Associate Department Head for Extension in Soil and Crop Sciences. Team members include Dr. David Anderson, economist-livestock marketing; Dr…. Read More →

Texas A&M AgriLife Research recognizes two Faculty Fellows

Writer: Kay Ledbetter Texas A&M AgriLife Research recognized two faculty members from the Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences department — as a Faculty Fellow and Senior Faculty Fellow — on Jan. 8. Dr. Cristine Morgan, a soil physicist, was honored with the Faculty Fellow title for impactful research recognized by her colleagues in the U.S. and globally. Her research has affected change both within and outside of her discipline, according to her nomination. Dr. Bill Rooney, a plant breeding and genetics professor, was recognized with a… Read More →

Ibrahim earns Texas A&M honor as Regents Professor

Writer: Kay Ledbetter Dr. Amir Ibrahim, Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeder and tenured professor in the Texas A&M University department of soil and crop sciences in College Station, was honored as a Texas A&M Regents Professor recently in College Station. The Texas A&M Board of Regents established the Regents Professor Awards program in 1996 and the Regents Fellow Service Awards program in 1998 to recognize employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university or agency and to the people of Texas. “I am grateful to the… Read More →

Xue honored a Texas A&M Regents Fellow

Writer: Kay Ledbetter Dr. Qingwu Xue, Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop stress physiologist in Amarillo, was honored with the Texas A&M Regents Fellow Service Award recently in College Station. The Texas A&M University System established the Regents Fellow Service Awards to honor service, extension and research professional who have provided exemplary professional service to society that has created large and lasting benefits to Texas and beyond. “It is a great honor to receive such a prestigious award,” Xue said. “I would like to thank all my collaborators, technical… Read More →

Stelly receives Cotton Biotechnology award at Plant and Animal Genome

Texas A&M University’s Dr. David Stelly was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Cotton Biotechnology Award at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference recently in San Diego. Stelly is a professor of cytogenetics, genetics, genomics and plant breeding in the soil and crop sciences department at Texas A&M and has a joint appointment with Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Stelly was one of three nominees this year and was unanimously selected by the committee, said Dr. Don Jones, director of agricultural research with Cotton Incorporated. Describing what a… Read More →

Wenwei Xu named AgriLife Research Director’s Scientist of the Year

Writer: Kay Ledbetter The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Director’s Research Scientist of the Year award was presented to Dr. Wenwei Xu, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research corn plant breeder in Lubbock and professor in Texas A&M University’s department of soil and crop sciences. Wenwei Xu The Research Director’s awards were presented on Jan. 8 at a ceremony on the Texas A&M campus. The awards recognize and reward the achievements of individuals and teams with outstanding work to support the research mission. Xu’s work has helped reduce aflatoxin contamination… Read More →

Bennett Trust Women’s Conference receives Vice Chancellor’s Award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter The Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence – Climate and Diversity honor was presented to the Bennett Trust Women’s Land Stewardship Conference during a ceremony Jan. 7 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The awards recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions displayed across Texas A&M AgriLife and celebrate those contributions and achievements of faculty, students and staff members. The AgriLife Extension team includes Dr. Larry Redmon, associate department head and program leader, department of soil and crop sciences, College Station; Dr. Robert Lyons,… Read More →

Bagavathiannan receives early career research award

By: Kay Ledbetter The Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence – Early Career Research honor was presented to Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan at a ceremony Jan. 7 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The awards, established in 1980, recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife, and represent the highest level of achievement for the organization. Bagavathiannan joined the Texas A&M department of soil and crop sciences as a tenure-track weed science faculty in 2014 with a Texas… Read More →