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Distinguished Achievement (University)

Since 1955, The Association of Former Students has recognized outstanding members of Texas A&M’s faculty and staff for their commitment, performance and positive impact on Aggie students, Texas citizens and the world around them.

Each recipient receives a $4,000 cash gift.

Distinguished Achievement Award University Level Criteria & Nomination Information

2013 Recipients

For Teaching:

Janet Hammer, Teaching, Learning, and Culture

Shelley Holliday '01, Department of Architecture

Thomas Iliffe, Marine Biology

Reuben May, Sociology

Rogelio Oliva, Information and Operations Management

Patricia Smith, Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Karen Snowden, Veterinary Pathobiology

Arun Srinivasa, Mechanical Engineering

Victor Ugaz, Chemical Engineering

Tryon Wickersham '98, Animal Science

For Research:

Murray Barrick, Department of Management

Noah Cohen, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Ibrahim Karaman, Department of Mechanical Engineering

John Gladysz, Department of Chemistry

Qi Li '88, Department of Economics

Jörg Steiner, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

For Staff:

Charlene Boggus, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications

Michael Tomchesson '71, Department of Health and Kinesiology

For Student Relations:

Xenophon Koufteros, Department of Information and Operations Management

Kenita Rogers '86, College of Veterinary Medicine Dean's Office

For Administration:

Tom Reber, Division of Student Affairs

For Extension, Outreach, Continuing Education and Professional Development:

Saqib Mukhtar, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering


For Graduate Mentoring:

Kenneth Meier, Department of Political Science

Peter Santschi, Department of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University at Galveston