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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, two outstanding supervisors and two outstanding teams.  

Each individual recipient receives $1,000, a plaque, and a lapel pin. Teams are recognized with a plaque for departmental display, and members of each team receives $200, a framed certificate, and a lapel pin. Each recipient of the Supervisor Award receives $1,500 award, a plaque, and a lapel pin.

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

2018-19 Individual Award Recipients

  • Zephaniah Bartie '14, Office of Student Services, College of Architecture
  • Blake Biediger '13, University Center & Special Events
  • Melissa Mallet Bohnsack '11, Scholarships & Financial Aid
  • Tonya Cochran '93, Student Health Services
  • Sherry Coronado '95, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • M. Rane Cunningham, Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • Megan Doyel '12, Clinical Learning Resource Center
  • Deyanira Ely, Office for Diversity
  • Valerie Hadley '19, Facilities and Dining Administration
  • Beth Haferkamp, Offices of the Dean of Student Life
  • Jennifer Holle, Office of the Dean, College of Science
  • Chad Houston, University Police Department
  • Cheryl Howell, Baylor Health Sciences Library, College of Dentistry
  • Curtis Lee, Department of Chemistry
  • Analicia Leiva '14, Engineering Academic and Student Affairs
  • Rebekah Luza, Department of Anthropology
  • Paul Pausky '78, Career Center, Academic Services
  • Heather Prestridge '97, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
  • Mary Ronsonet, Department of Teaching, Learning, & Culture
  • M. Rubi Ruiz, Department of Communication
  • Elizabeth Smith '13, Department of Construction Science
  • Timothy Thornton, Transportation Services
  • Heather Walker, Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Kim Widdison, Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
  • Haley Williams, Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics

2018-19 Supervisor Award Recipients

  • Robert Margo '89, Texas A&M Higher Education Center at McAllen
  • Christina Robertson '89, Department of Environmental Health and Safety

2018-19 Team Award Recipients

  • Rio Grande Valley Regional Prospective Student Center, Academic Services: Oscar Lopez, Rozina Munoz, Luis Miguel Salinas '12, Joel Solis '01, and Vanessa Soto
  • TEAM Oncology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Jaclyn Christensen, Docia Charanza, Scottie Flores, Jill Jarvis, Linda Knight, Rachel Ortego, Julio Peraza, Paula Plummer, and Elizabeth Wood


Past Award Recipients 



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