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Accolades 2019

  • 2019 President’s Awards for Faculty Excellence

    Michael J. Burnett (theatre), Dr. Eddie F. “Trey” Holik III (physics) and Dr. William A. Taylor (security studies) received the 2019 President’s Awards for Faculty Excellence.

  • 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 2017-18 academic year.

  • ASU Cheer Team

    The 22-member ASU Cheer Team won its second straight national title at the United Spirit Association USA Collegiate Championships in Anaheim, Calif., in February.

  • Bass Anglers Club

    Two teams representing ASU’s Bass Anglers Club have qualified to compete at the 2020 Yeti FLW College Fishing National Championship next summer at a location to be announced.

  • Beta Beta Beta

    For a record ninth time, Angelo State University’s Epsilon Sigma chapter of the Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) national biological honor society has been named the recipient of the Lloyd M. Bertholf Award as the top chapter in the nation for the 2017-18 academic year.

  • BizPitch student entrepreneurship contest

    The winner of ASU’s inaugural BizPitch student entrepreneurship contest were announced in April 2019 following the live finals event at the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center.

  • Delta Sigma Pi

    ASU’s Eta Theta chapter of the Delta Sigma Pi national professional business fraternity received the 2017-18 Most Improved Collegiate Chapter Award at the 2018 Delta Sigma Pi LEAD School professional development conference in Dallas.

  • Dr. Chris Ellery, Dr. Matthew Gritter, Dr. Ken Heineman, Dr. William Taylor

    ASU faculty Dr. Chris Ellery (English), Dr. Matthew Gritter (political science), Dr. Ken Heineman (security studies) and Dr. William Taylor (security studies) each published a new book during 2018-19.

  • Dr. Christine Purkiss and Dr. Donna Gee

    Dr. Christine Purkiss and Dr. Donna Gee of the teacher education faculty have been awarded a $42,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to conduct a new “Coding Camp 4 Girls” program this summer for local and area middle school girls.

  • Dr. Drew Curtis

    Dr. Drew Curtis of the psychology faculty was elected president of the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA), the official American Psychological Association (APA) affiliate for the Southwestern Region of the U.S. The Southwestern Region includes Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

  • Dr. John Wegner

    Dr. John Wegner, dean of the Freshman College, was designated a 2019 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

  • Dr. Lesley Casarez

    Dr. Lesley Casarez of the graduate education faculty was awarded a 2019 Literacy Grant by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi to help fund the implementation of a new social emotional learning (SEL) program at San Angelo’s Lee Middle School.

  • Dr. Loren Ammerman

    Dr. Loren Ammerman of the biology faculty has joined with three ASU alumni and two other researchers to publish the first-ever comprehensive field identification guide for all 51 species of bats that currently inhabit the U.S.

  • Dr. Robert Dowler

    Dr. Robert Dowler of the biology faculty was awarded a three-year, $421,611 contract by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts to conduct a research project dealing with plains spotted skunks in East Texas.

  • Dr. Sangeeta Singg

    Dr. Sangeeta Singg of the psychology faculty received the Jimmy Alvarez Friend of Counseling Award from the Three Rivers Counseling Association (TRCA) at its annual awards ceremony in February 2019.

  • Dr. Shelly Weise

    Dr. Shelly Weise, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, has been named the first James A. “Buddy” Davidson Chair in Physical Therapy in ASU’s Archer College of Health and Human Services.

  • Dr. William Taylor

    Dr. William Taylor of the security studies faculty was selected in the fall of 2018 as the editor of a new book series, “Studies in Civil-Military Relations,” through the University Press of Kansas.

  • E-Learning Team

    ASU’s E-Learning Team was selected for a 2019 Catalyst Award from Blackboard Inc., a global education technology company, and was recognized at Blackboard’s 2019 “BbWorld” international conference.

  • Evelyn Burch

    Evelyn Burch of Clinton, Md., received the 2019 Presidential Award as the top graduate in her class and was recognized during ASU’s spring commencement ceremonies.

  • Evelyn Burch

    Recent ASU graduate Evelyn Burch received the 2017-18 Robert A. Kilmarx Award for the Best Military, Intelligence or National Security Strategic Analysis Paper from the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) in Washington, D.C. A political science major from Clinton, Md., Burch won the Kilmarx Award for her paper titled “Projecting Power: China and the United States’ Struggle for Dominance in the Era of Xi and Trump.”

  • Gary and Pat Rodgers Awards

    Christabel Romine, Dr. Lee Atkins and Dan Robertson received the 2018-19 Gary and Pat Rodgers Awards Distinguished Awards.

  • Joshua Buske

    Junior political science/history major Joshua Buske of Goldsboro was selected for the ASU Political Science and Philosophy Department’s 2019 Government and Public Service Internship Program in Washington, D.C.

  • Kappa Delta Pi

    ASU’s Mu Gamma chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) international honor society for education received a 2019 Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Award from the KDP national organization for chapter activities during 2017-19.

  • Michael J. Burnett, Dr. Eddie F. “Trey” Holik III and Dr. William A. Taylor

    Michael J. Burnett (theatre), Dr. Eddie F. “Trey” Holik III (physics) and Dr. William A. Taylor (security studies) received the 2019 President’s Awards for Faculty Excellence.

  • Nathan Blair

    Nathan Blair of Kerrville, a senior business/marketing major, was selected for a Cox-State Department Diplomacy Fellowship in the fall of 2018 at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C.

  • Ram Powerlifting Club

    ASU’s Ram Powerlifting Club brought home a host of awards, including 10 first-place medals, from the U.S.A.

  • RAMgineers

    A team of six ASU civil engineering students was one of only eight teams nationwide invited to compete in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Blue Sky Competition at the 2019 ASCE Student Conference in June in Melbourne, Fla.

  • Rams Clay Target Team

    ASU’s Rams Clay Target Team finished as national runner-up by claiming second place at the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) 2019 Collegiate Clay Target Championships held March 25-30 in San Antonio.

  • Registered Angus Program

    The ASU Agriculture Department’s student Registered Angus Program won a host of awards, including two championships, after showing cattle at the 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

  • Second National Championship for Wool Judging Team

    The ASU Agriculture Department’s student Wool Judging Team claimed the 2019 Collegiate National Championship by placing first at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Collegiate Wool Judging Contest in March.

  • Staff Excellence Awards

    Curt Braden (IT) received the annual Chancellor’s Colonel Rowan Award for Execution. The President’s Awards for Staff Excellence recipients were Paul Hamilton (residential programs), Commitment to Excellence; Ty Walden (IT), Leadership; Jon Wilcox (web services), Innovation; and Brittany Wollman (West Texas Collection), Customer Service.

  • Trumpet Ensemble

    ASU’s student Trumpet Ensemble was invited to perform at the annual Texas Music Educators Association Conference in February in San Antonio.

  • Virginia Jaquish

    Graduate biology student Virginia Jaquish of Granville, Ohio, won the Robert L. Packard Award for Best Overall Oral Presentation at the annual meeting of the Texas Society of Mammalogists in February.

  • Vixen

    ASU intramural women’s basketball team Vixen fell just short of a national championship and finished as national runner-up at the 2019 National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) National Basketball Tournament in Wichita, Kan.