The Association of Former Students 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

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AFS Distinguished Achievement Awards to George Welch and Alexei Sokolov

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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.

Department of Physics and Astronomy
The 2020 recipients, along with their departments/affiliations, were as follows:

For Teaching
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
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
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
Dr. Timothy Rhea, Director of Bands and Music Activities, Music Activities, Division of Student Affairs

For Extension, Outreach, Continuing Education and Professional Development
Dr. Joerg M. Steiner, University Distinguished Professor, Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

For Staff
Mr. James D. Titus, Supervisor, Architecture Shop, Woodshop, Architecture
Ms. Kelly Cox, Assistant Director, Student Life Studies, Division of Student Affairs

For Graduate Mentoring
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


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