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Distinguished Graduate Student Awards

Since 1965, The Association of Former Students has joined with Texas A&M University's Office of Graduate and Professional Studies in recognizing outstanding graduate students for their exemplary accomplishments in one of two categories: Research and Teaching.

These awards are presented annually to 15 outstanding graduate students. Each individual recipient receives a framed certificate and custom gold watch from The Association.

“Graduate students contribute to our research and teaching missions while advancing scholarship in their fields of study,” said Dr. Karen Butler-Purry, associate provost for graduate and professional studies. “Thanks to The Association of Former Students’ support for these awards, we are able to recognize 15 of our most exemplary graduate students this year.”

Donors to The Association of Former Students provide funding for this program. 

Porter S. Garner III ’79, President and CEO of The Association of Former Students, said the alumni association is proud to recognize graduate students’ excellence in research and teaching, as well as their embodiment of Texas A&M’s core values.

"The admirable work of the graduate students being honored with this year’s Distinguished Graduate Student Award bring honor, prestige and recognition to Texas A&M,” he said.

The 2019 recipients will be honored at 3:30 p.m. April 29 during the 2019 Distinguished Day programming in Rudder Forum. The ceremony will follow the Distinguished Achievement Awards program scheduled for 1:30 p.m. that afternoon in Rudder Theatre. A reception honoring recipients of both award programs is set for 2:30 p.m. in Rudder Exhibit Hall.

The 2019 recipients, along with their departments and faculty advisors, are:

Research Awards

  • James K. Carrow '17, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar
  • Lauren M. Cross '18, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar
  • Connor Patrick Dolan '18, Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ken Muneoka
  • Madeleine S. Durkee '17, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kristen Maitland
  • Mahdi Imani '18, Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ulisses Braga-Neto
  • Yoandy Cabrera Ortega '18, Hispanic Studies, College of Liberal Arts
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hilaire Kallendorf
  • Rajat Maji '16, Chemistry, College of Science
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steven Wheeler
  • Lauren Redmore '19, Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Amanda Stronza
  • Minxiang Zeng '18, Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Zhengdong Cheng

For Teaching

  • Shubhadeep Chakraborty '19, Statistics, College of Science
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Xianyang Zhang
  • Varun Gejji '16, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sandun Fernando
  • Agustin Millet '19, Chemistry, College of Science
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kim Dunbar
  • Adebayo Anthony Ogungbure '19, Philosophy & Humanities, College of Liberal Arts
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tommy J. Curry
  • Deanna Stover '18, English, College of Liberal Arts
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Claudia Nelson
  • Gladys M. Walter '19, Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications
    Faculty Advisor: Dr. Billy McKim
Address

505 George Bush Drive
College Station, TX 77840

Phone Number

(979) 845-7514

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