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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 2014 recipients, along with their departments/affiliations are:

For Teaching:

S. Kent Anderson; Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Alfred Bendixen; English

Arul Jayaraman; Chemical Engineering

Andreas Klappenecker; Computer Science & Engineering

Jean Marie Linhart; Mathematics

Joseph Morgan ’80; Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution

Christopher Quick; Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology

Helen Reed; Aerospace Engineering

Jay Walton; Mathematics

Vickie Williamson; Chemistry

For Research:

Akhil Datta-Gupta; Petroleum Engineering

Ronald DeVore; Mathematics

Dimitris Lagoudas; Aerospace Engineering

Rafael Lara-Alecio; Educational Psychology

Walter Gillis Peacock; Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

Larry Reynolds; English

For Staff:

Cynthia Hurt; Anthropology

James Rainer ’93; Environmental Health & Safety

For Student Relations:

Glenn Agnolet; Physics and Astronomy

Ghada Salama; Chemical Engineering

For Administration:

Evelyn Castiglioni; Veterinary Integrative Biosciences

For Extension, Outreach, Continuing Education and Professional Development:

Daniel Hale; Animal Science

For Graduate Mentoring:

Ann Kier ’73; Veterinary Pathobiology

E. Lisako McKyer; Health and Kinesiology


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