University wildlife chapter is best in North America---again

KINGSVILLE - November 09, 2015

Contact: Julie Navejar
or Phone: 361-593-2590


The Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has again proven they are the best of the best. The group won the prestigious Outstanding Chapter in North America award at the annual meeting held recently in Winnipeg, Canada.

This is the fifth time the A&M-Kingsville chapter has won the award, more than any other school. There are 139 student chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The Wildlife Society also has won 12 of the last 14 state Student Chapter of the Year awards.

Dr. David Hewitt, Professor and Stuart W. Stedman Chair for White-tailed Deer Research, received one of The Wildlife Society Fellow Awards.

Dr. Leonard Brennan, Endowed Chair for Quail Research, and his three co-authors won the Outstanding Edited Book Award. Brennan’s three co-authors, Joseph Sands, Stephen DeMaso and Matthew Schnupp, all received their doctorate in wildlife science from Texas A&M-Kingsville.