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President's Meritorious Service

Since 1986, The Association of Former Students has joined with the President of Texas A&M University in recognizing outstanding staff members for their meritorious service to the University with the President's Meritorious Service Awards. These awards are presented to ​25 outstanding staff employees and two outstanding teams.  

Donors to The Association of Former Students provide funding for this program. The program is managed by Texas A&M Human Resources. More information about the history of the award, the nomination process, and a listing of previous recipients, please visit

2015-16 Individual Award Recipients

  • Fred Abegglen, Cyclotron Institute
  • Risa Bierman, Offices of the Dean of Student Life
  • Laura Byrd '86, Civil Engineering
  • Courtney Charanza '01, Dwight Look College of Engineering
  • Nancy De Leon '98, HR Employee & Organizational Development
  • Laura Dohnalik '94, Human Resources
  • Noberto Espitia '76, Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Lindsey Garza '03, Enterprise Information Systems
  • Debra Hanson '83, Electrical & Computing Engineering
  • Monica Hartman, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Terry Lovingshimer, Biochemistry & Biophysics
  • Mark Mielke, Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • Sarah Morris, SSC Services for Education
  • Katherine Nelson '14, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
  • Matthew Pellegrino, Texas A&M School of Law
  • Jenny Ponzio, Biochemistry & Biophysics
  • Rick Powell, Offices of the Dean of Student Life
  • Charles Primrose, Athletics Administration
  • Tillie Rausch, Biochemistry & Biophysics
  • Steven Ruff, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Health Science Center
  • Eleanor Schuler '98, Petroleum Engineering
  • Mary Smith, Chartwells
  • Sarah Tobola '96, Human Resources
  • Jatan Vyas, Enterprise Information Systems
  • Sandra Williams, Office of the Registrar

2015-16 Team Award Recipients 

  • Comparative Medicine Program Technicians: 
    Mary Beesinger, Mary Benda '15, Ashley Brizendine '14, Zaida Cornstubble '10, Nicole Cravens, Kristy Down, George Elliott, Christy Gross, Kristen Hanneman, Gerald Hartmangruber '82, James Haywood, Melody Huff, Julie Hymes, Sarah Kovar, Mary Lopez, Dawn Mangum '12, Branton Smith, and Erin Starnes '13
  • Theatrical Services: 
    Blake Biediger '13, Robb Bush, Moises Cruz '10, Roy Eubanks, Benjamin Leonido '01, Arthur Kaml, Allan Minde, Owen Smith, and Rocky Peyton

Past Award Recipients 



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