Texas A&M University-Kingsville

College Names Outstanding Students, Faculty

KINGSVILLE - June 16, 2009

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361.593.2590

The Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently held its annual awards program. Students and faculty were honored with various awards.

Two special awards given by the college include the Friend of the College Award and the Hall of Honor Alumnus Award. Dave DeLaney, vice president and general manager of operations for King Ranch Inc., received the Friend of the College Award. Dr. T. Vita Canales, superintendent of Ricardo Independent School District, was the Hall of Honor Alumnus for this year.

Student and faculty award winners include:

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards

Alinna Umphres Lopez, a senior from Zapata

Agriculture Science
Russell Ritchie, a senior from New Braunfels

Agricultural Science with teaching certification
Kellie McConnell, a senior from College Station

Plant and Soil Science
Christopher Buzek, a senior from Inez

Animal Science
Angeline Zamorano, a senior from Kingsville

Range and Wildlife Management
Ashleigh Green, a senior from Troup

Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Nancy Perez, a master’s student from Orange Grove

Fashion and Interiors Merchandising
Anali Ortega, a senior from Gonzales, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Human Nutrition
Crystal Rowan, a senior from Temecula, California

Outstanding Graduate Student Awards
Agricultural Science
Amy Scull, a master’s student from Richmond

Plant and Soil Science
Raul Ray Hinojosa, a master’s student from Premont

Citrus Center
Danielle Sekula, a master’s student from Edinburg

Animal Science
Elizabeth Aguirre, a master’s student from McKinney

Range and Wildlife Management
Andrew Tri, a master’s student from Oak Grove, Minnesota

Wildlife Science
Samantha Wisniewski, a doctoral student from St. Louis, Missouri

Human Sciences
Alessandra Sanchez, a master’s student from San Antonio

Outstanding Student Organization
Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society

Barbecue Cook-off Winners
Alpha Tau Alpha

Faculty Awards
Senior Teaching Award
Dr. Randy Stanko

Junior Teaching Award
Dr. Kim McCuistion
Assistant Professor

Senior Research Award
Dr. Shad Nelson
Associate Professor and Chair

Junior Research Award
Dr. Mamoudou Setamou
Assistant Professor, Citrus Center

Advising Award
Dr. Bart Ballard
Assistant Professor and Research Scientist

Staff Excellence Award
Frank Flores
Farm Specialist

Dean’s Excellence Award
Dr. Barry Dunn
Director, King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management

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