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Texas A&M Announces 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

Published on Thu 04/30/20
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Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have selected 24 outstanding members of the university’s faculty and staff to be honored with 2020 Distinguished Achievement Awards. The university-level Distinguished Achievement Awards were first presented in 1955 and have since been awarded to more than 1,000 professionals who have exhibited the highest standards of excellence at Texas A&M.

In recognition of their achievements, each recipient will receive a cash gift, an engraved watch, and a commemorative plaque. In lieu of an in-person ceremony honoring Distinguished Achievement Award recipients, at this time the university is formally celebrating their accomplishments through other channels.

The 2020 recipients, along with their departments/affiliations, are as follows:
 

FOR TEACHING

 
Department:
 
College/Division:
 
Dr. Chavela Carr, Senior Lecturer Biochemistry and Biophysics
 
Agricultural and Life Sciences
 

Dr. Sharon D. Matthews, Clinical Assistant Professor
 
Teaching, Learning and Culture Education and Human Development

Dr. Marian Eide, Associate Professor
 
English Liberal Arts

Dr. Dwight A. Roblyer, Lecturer
 
Political Science  Liberal Arts

Dr. Sean T. McGuire, Associate Professor               
Accounting Mays Business School

Dr.  Charles "Cody" Folden III, Associate Professor
 
Chemistry Science

Dr.  George R. Welch, Professor  
 
Physics and Astronomy    Science

Dr. Kristin P. Chaney, Clinical Assistant Professor   
 
Veterinary Integrative Biosciences              Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Brian F. Porter, Clinical Professor
 
Veterinary Pathobiology Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Dr.  Diane E. Chico, Instructional Professor
 
Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics Medicine
 

FOR RESEARCH

  Department:
 
College/Division:
 
Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan, Professor
 
Ecology and Conservation Biology
 
Agricultural and Life Sciences
 

Dr. Yu Ding, Professor
 
Industrial and Systems Engineering
 
Engineering

Dr. Helen L. Reed, Regents Professor
 
Aerospace Engineering Engineering
Dr. D. Samba Reddy, Professor Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics Medicine

Dr. Alexei V. Sokolov,
Professor  
 
Physics and Astronomy Science

 Dr. Gregory A. Johnson, Professor
 
Veterinary Integrative Biosciences Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

FOR INDIVIDUAL STUDENT  ENGAGEMENT

  Department:
 
College/Division:
 
Ms. Deryle Richmond, Associate Director 
 
Memorial Student Center Student Programs Division of Student Affairs
 

Dr. Krystal T. Simmons, Clinical Associate Professor
 
Educational Psychology   Education and Human Development
 

FOR ADMINISTRATION

  Department:
 
College/Division:
 
Dr. Timothy Rhea, Director of Bands and Music Activities
 
Music Activities Division of Student Affairs

FOR EXTENSION, OUTREACH, CONTINUING EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  Department:
 
College/Division:
 
Dr. Joerg M. Steiner, University Distinguished Professor
 
Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

 

FOR STAFF

  Department:
 
College/Division:
 
Mr. James D. Titus, Supervisor, Architecture Shop
 
Woodshop
 
Architecture
 
Ms. Kelly Cox, Assistant Director
 
Student Life Studies
 
Division of Student Affairs
 

FOR GRADUATE MENTORING

  Department:
 
College/Division:
 
 Dr. Michael Beyerlein, Professor
 
Educational Administration and Human Resource Development Education and Human Development
 

Dr. Stephen H. Safe, Distinguished Professor

 
Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
 
By Texas A&M University Office of Provost Communications