Monthly Archives: April 2020

2020 Buck Weirus Spirit Award

  Shannon was selected as a 2020 Buck Weirus Spirit Award recipient by the Association of Former Students. She is a current PhD graduate assistant and the Speaker and Executive Vice President of the Graduate and Professional Student Government. This award recognizes those students who make contributions to the university through participation in student organizations, Aggie traditions and university events. “The Buck Weirus Spirit Award honors 55 students [undergraduate and graduate] each year who demonstrate high INVOLVEMENT, create positive EXPERIENCES throughout the Aggie community, IMPACT student life at… Read More →

Undergraduate Research Scholars

The Undergraduate Research program promotes, coordinates, creates, and assesses undergraduate programs involving creative scholarship, inquiry, and research in all academic disciplines at Texas A&M University. Undergraduate researcher, Austin Vetter, completed the Undergraduate Research Scholars Thesis program this academic year. “The thesis program helped me to develop valuable skills outside the classroom. I explored the impact of nationalism on refugees resettling into Texas communities,” said Vetter. Austin’s interest in international affairs guided his research. “The undergraduate research program at Texas A&M refined my interests, strengthened my writing abilities, and better prepared me for future… Read More →

Aggie spirit award

  It is such a privilege and an honor to present Ty and Taylor Sutton as the Aggie spirit award. They are both examples of tremendous courage in spite of great hardship.  Both Ty and Taylor are Agricultural Leadership & Development majors and in the Corps of Cadets here at A&M. They were diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at a very young age, but they do not let being in a wheelchair hold them back!  Both Ty and Taylor are known in the Corps for being there at… Read More →

Dr. Elbert Received 2020 Aggie Greek Unsung Hero Award!

  This award recognizes a faculty or staff member, affiliated or not, who supports the Aggie Greek community in an extraordinary way.   2020 Aggie Greek Award Recipients Announced

2020 Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching

Lacey Roberts, a doctoral student in ALEC, was a recipient of the 2020 Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching. The prestigious TAMU award is based on outstanding academic record and contributions in teaching, recognized and acknowledged by a distinguished committee of reviewers. Each awardee receives a framed certificate and an engraved watch. Roberts added, “It is truly an honor to receive this award out of so many qualified graduate students in our department alone.”

2020 Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching

  Each year the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies selects  up to 15 graduate students from across the university  to receive the Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award. Students are recognized for exemplary accomplishments in one of two categories: Excellence in Research and Excellence in Teaching. Applicants are nominated by their faculty advisors and department and must meet strenuous eligibility requirements. Nominees for excellence in teaching, must perform exceptionally in their own academic venture while also providing an innovative exceptional learning experience for their students…. Read More →

AIAEE Student Representative

Danette Philpot, an ALEC doctoral student, was elected to the Association for International Agricultural and Extension (AIAEE) Executive Board as the Student Representative of the international organization. Ms. Philpot’s term will begin in April of this year and go through April of 2021. She will serve as one of seven voting board members on all items related to AIAEE business.