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Accolades 2016

  • Amanda Ritchie, Dr. Derek Bolen & Dr. Bradley Petty

    Amanda Ritchie, Dr. Derek Bolen and Dr. Bradley Petty received the 2015-16 Gary and Pat Rodgers Distinguished Awards honoring outstanding ASU staff, faculty and administrators.

  • American Chemical Society

    ASU’s student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) received an Outstanding Award from the national ACS Committee on Education for the chapter’s activities during the 2014-15 academic year.

  • Axel Jacquesson

    Axel Jacquesson, a physics major from Cesson-Sevigne, France, was awarded a 2016 summer internship at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif.

  • Chelbee Farnen

    Chelbee Farnen, a May 2016 graduate with a degree in biology, was selected for the Revolutions in Biomedicine Summer School at Imperial College in London, England.

  • Christian Garcia

    Christian Garcia of San Angelo, a double major in accounting and finance, was awarded a prestigious 2016 summer internship at the Goldman Sachs office in Dallas.

  • Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne

    Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne, former graduate program chair in the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), was appointed dean of ASU’s newly created College of Arts and Humanities.

  • Dr. Chris Ellery

    Dr. Chris Ellery of the English faculty won first prize in the eighth biennial X.J. Kennedy Awards for Creative Nonfiction administered by Rosebud Magazine.

  • Dr. Drew Curtis

    Dr. Drew Curtis of the psychology faculty co-authored a new textbook on abnormal psychology that was published just in time for use in ASU classes this fall.

  • Dr. John Wegner

    Dr. John Wegner, a member of ASU’s English faculty since 1997, was named dean of the Freshman College in December 2015.

  • Dr. Karen Cody

    Dr. Karen Cody of the modern languages faculty was selected for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program to conduct research in the West African nation of Senegal this summer.

  • Dr. Lesley Casarez

    Dr. Lesley Casarez of the curriculum and instruction faculty was named Counseling Educator of the Year by the Texas School Counselor Association (TSCA).

  • Dr. Loree Branham & Joel (Dusty) Sugg

    Dr. Loree Branham and Joel (Dusty) Sugg of the agriculture faculty were awarded a three-year, $41,649 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement dual-credit course offerings in the ASU Agriculture Department.

  • Dr. Robert Dowler

    Dr. Robert Dowler of the biology faculty was the subject of a feature article in the June 2016 issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine about his extensive research on the various species of skunks in Texas.

  • Dr. William Taylor

    Dr. William Taylor of the security studies faculty was awarded a 2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower Foundation Research Grant and a 2016 Moody Research Grant from the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation.

  • Drs. Christine Lamberson & Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

    Dr. Christine Lamberson and Dr. Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai of the history faculty have been awarded a $1,200 grant by the Library of America to support a new series of public programs associated with the Library of America’s “World War I and America” initiative.

  • Drs. Erin Ashworth-King, Christine Purkiss & William Taylor

    Dr. Erin Ashworth-King (English), Dr. Christine Purkiss (teacher education) and Dr. William Taylor (security studies and criminal justice) earned ASU’s 2016 President’s Awards for Faculty Excellence.

  • Emily Perez

    May 2016 graduate Emily Perez, a nursing major from Hutto, spent her 2015 winter break studying and conducting research in South America.

  • Hannah Dodds

    Graduate student Hannah Dodds of Wall was named 2015 Texas Student Teacher of the Year by the Texas Directors of Field Experiences (TDFE).

  • IM Legends

    Intramural flag football team IM Legends claimed the 2015 Co-Rec Division National Championship at the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) National Campus Championship Series in January 2016 at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.

  • James Reid

    James Reid was named ASU director of athletics in June 2016.

  • Jayna Phinney, Tom Nurre & Ethan Lankford

    Jayna Phinney, Tom Nurre and Ethan Lankford in the Office of Communications and Marketing won awards for their work at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District IV annual meeting in Dallas in April 2016.

  • Johnny Mata

    Johnny Mata, a senior political science major from San Angelo, was selected as the fifth participant in the Political Science and Philosophy Department’s Government and Public Service Internship Program in Washington, D.C.

  • Joshua Meyers

    Joshua Meyers, a fall 2015 graduate with a degree in political science, received a “Distinguished Resolution” designation for his submission to the Eugene Scassa Mock Organization of American States Simulation Conference.

  • Josiah Hernandez

    May 2016 graduate Josiah Hernandez of San Angelo was awarded a fellowship to attend the national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Washington, D.C., in April 2016.

  • Katelyn MacLeay

    Katelyn MacLeay of San Antonio received ASU’s 2016 Presidential Award as the top graduate in her class.

  • Krysta Demere & Megan Dory

    Two ASU biology students won top prizes at the annual meeting of the Texas Society of Mammalogists in February 2016 at the Texas Tech University Center at Junction.

  • Leonor Constancio

    Leonor Constancio, creative project director in the Office of Communications and Marketing, won a Silver Award from Higher Ed Marketing in the 31st annual Educational Advertising Awards.

  • Mary Jones

    Mary Jones of Wall, a biology graduate student also in the ASU Russian language program, received a scholarship through the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) to spend two months this summer studying in Moscow.

  • Melody Kelley, Deborah Motl, Joey Hereford, Dan Robertson & Shannon Sturm

    Melody Kelley (mathematics), Deborah Motl (admissions), Joey Hereford (IT) and Dan Robertson (UREC) earned the 2015 President’s Awards for Staff Excellence.

  • Ram Rugby Football Club

    The Ram Rugby Football Club won the National Small College Rugby Organization’s (NSCRO) Lonestar Conference Championship in February 2016 in San Antonio.

  • Society of Physics Students

    ASU’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) received an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Council for the chapter’s activities during the 2014-15 academic year.

  • Travis Sparks

    Travis Sparks, a geoscience major from Kingsland, received a 2016 GeoCUR Award for Excellence in Student Research from the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) – Geosciences Division.