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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 an award plaque, an engraved watch, and a cash gift, all furnished by The Association of Former Students.

Distinguished Achievement Award University Level Criteria & Nomination Information

The 2015 recipients, along with their departments/affiliations are:

For Teaching:

Ahmed Abdel-Wahab '03; Chemical Engineering Program

Oral Capps, Jr.; Agricultural Economics

John C. Keyser; Computer Science & Engineering

Nancy L. Klein; Architecture

Arvind Mahajan; Finance

Stjepan G. Mestrovic; Sociology

James D. Pennington; Chemistry

W. Shawn Ramsey '90; Animal Science

Nova J. Silvy; Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences

Ching-Yun Suen; General Academics


For Research:

Deborah Bell-Pedersen; Biology

Darren L. DePoy; Physics & Astronomy

Vijay P. Singh; Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Haiyan Wang; Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mark E. Westhusin '83; Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology

Kirk O. Winemiller; Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences

For Staff:

Yasser Al-Hamidi; Mechanical Engineering Program

Sandra D. Maldonado; Communication

For Student Relations:

Sue C. Geller; Mathematics

Donna J. Hajash; Visualization

For Administration:

Eleanor M. Green; College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

For Extension, Outreach, Continuing Education and Professional Development:

James C. Cathey '91; Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences

For Graduate Mentoring:

Michael R. Kinney; Accounting

Dorothy E. Shippen; Biochemistry & Biophysics


Read more about this year's recipients on the Dean of Faculties Website


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