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Video Presentation Celebrates 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

Published on Wed 12/02/20
Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students are pleased to showcase a video celebration honoring the 2020 University-Level Distinguished Achievement Award recipients.

Visit youtu.be/DD06o2UkDfc to view the presentation.
The 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award recipients include:

FOR TEACHING
This award is presented to superior classroom teachers: individuals whose command of their respective discipline, teaching methodologies, pervasive caring, communication skills, and commitment to the learning process exemplify the meaning of “teacher” in its highest sense.
  • Dr. Chavela Carr, Senior Lecturer in Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
     
  • Dr. Sharon D. Matthews, Clinical Assistant Professor of Teaching, Learning and Culture, College of Education and Human Development
     
  • Dr. Marian Eide, Associate Professor in Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
     
  • Dr. Dwight A. Roblyer ’84, Lecturer in Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
     
  • Dr. Sean T. McGuire ’00, Associate Professor in Department of Accounting, Mays Business School
     
  • Dr. Charles "Cody" M. Folden III, Associate Professor in Department of Chemistry, College of Science
     
  • Dr. George R. Welch ’79, Professor in Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science
     
  • Dr. Kristin P. Chaney, Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
     
  • Dr. Brian F. Porter ’92, Clinical Professor in Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
     
  • Dr. Diane E. Chico, Instructional Professor of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, College of Medicine

FOR RESEARCH
This award recognizes and rewards those individuals whose research efforts have been particularly significant and whose outstanding work is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Dr. Raghavan Srinivasan, Professor of Ecology and Conservation Biology, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
     
  • Dr. Yu Ding, Professor in Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering
     
  • Dr. Helen L. Reed, Regents Professor in Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
     
  • Dr. D. Samba Reddy, Professor in Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, College of Medicine
     
  • Dr. Alexei V. Sokolov, Professor in Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science
     
  • Dr. Gregory A. Johnson, Professor in Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

FOR INDIVIDUAL STUDENT RELATIONS
This award recognizes, encourages, and rewards those employees whose professional relationships with students are particularly helpful and inspiring.
  • Deryle Richmond, Associate Director, Memorial Student Center Student Programs, Division of Student Affairs
     
  • Dr. Krystal T. Simmons, Clinical Associate Professor in Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development

FOR ADMINISTRATION
This award recognizes, rewards, and encourages an administrator who has contributed to the welfare of Texas A&M University through outstanding administrative service beyond the expectation of the position.
  • Dr. Timothy Rhea, Director of Bands and Music Activities, Department of Music Activities, Division of Student Affairs

FOR EXTENSION, OUTREACH, CONTINUING EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
This award is presented to a staff member, faculty member or administrator who has brought credit to Texas A&M University through his or her dedication, enthusiasm, attitude, and effectiveness in the particular field of extension, continuing education or professional development in which he or she is engaged.
  • Dr. Joerg M. Steiner ’00, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science

FOR STAFF
This award recognizes, rewards, and encourages a staff member who has contributed to the welfare of Texas A&M University through outstanding staff support beyond the expectations of the position.
  • James D. Titus ’89, Supervisor, Architecture Shop, College of Architecture
     
  • Kelly Cox, Assistant Director, Department of Student Life Studies, Division of Student Affairs

FOR GRADUATE MENTORING
This award recognizes, encourages, and rewards superior faculty mentors of graduate students—those faculty who go well beyond advising by bringing their skills and commitment to students’ learning and professional development as future teachers, practitioners, researchers, and scholars through mentoring.
  • Dr. Michael Beyerlein, Professor in Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, College of Education and Human Development
     
  • Dr. Stephen H. Safe, Distinguished Professor in Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
 
To learn more about the University-Level Distinguished Achievement Awards visit:
https://www.aggienetwork.com/news/154068/24-honored-with-2020-distinguished-achievement-awards/.