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THE ASSOCIATION OF FORMER STUDENTS UNIVERSITY LEVEL DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have selected 24 outstanding members of the school’s faculty and staff to be honored with 2017-2018 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.
 
Association of Former Students University-Level Distinguished Achievement Awards List
 

Texas A&M Announces 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients
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