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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 2018 recipients, along with their departments/affiliations are:

For Teaching:

          Norma ArizpeDepartment of Hispanic Studies

    Glenda Byrns '07, Department of Education Psychology  

          Don T. Conlee '94, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

    Joanne Hardy, Department of Large Animal Clinical Services  

          Mark T. Holtzapple, Department of Chemical Engineering 

          Xenophon Koufteros, Department of Information and Operations Management

          Krishna Narayanan, Department of Chemical Engineering

          Michelle Pine '02, Department of Integrative Biosciences  

          Cynthia A. RiccioDepartment of Education Psychology

          Gary Wingenbach, Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communications

For Research:

          Nancy Amato, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

          Perla B. Balbuena, Department of Chemical Engineering 

          Andrew E. Dessler, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

          Catherine Eckel, Department of Economics  

          Mladen KezunovicDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

          Daniel A. Singleton, Department of Chemistry

For Staff:

          Samuell R. Hawes '81Office of the Commandant

          David J. Wentling '13College of Architecture Student Services  


For Individual Student Relations:

          Angela Hairell '91, Student Affairs, College of Medicine

          Daniel McAdams, Department of Mechanical Engineering 

For Administration:

          N.K. AnandCollege of Engineering  

For Extension, Outreach, Continuing Education and Professional Development:

          Ellen R. JordanDepartment of Animal Science

For Graduate Mentoring:

          Noah CohenDepartment of Large Animal Clinical Sciences 

          J. Timothy Lightfoot, Department of Health and Kinesiology


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


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