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Accreditation for Mammals and Genomic Resources Collections

January 15, 2020

  • Dr. Loren Ammerman with the ASM accreditation plaque
In January 2020, the Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC) underwent a rigorous accreditation inspection by the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM).

The inspection was conducted by Drs. Thomas E. Lee Jr., Robert D. Bradley and Caleb D. Phillips on behalf of ASM.

After successfully demonstrating the requirements listed below, our Mammals Collection and Genomic Resources (tissues) Collection have been accredited by ASM and have a specimen continuity plan (and thus, are protected in perpetuity).

Requirements for accreditation include:

As part of this milestone, the ASNHC has adopted a new logo that recognizes the importance and strength of the tissues collection among our suite of distinct taxonomic divisions. Thank you to the Department of Communications and Marketing for designing a sleek double helix to represent our genomic resources!