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News Briefs 2015

  • Agriculture Winners

    In the fall of 2014, the ASU Agriculture Department’s Meat Judging Team won the Cargill High Plaines Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in Friona and finished second at the Eastern National Contest in Pennsylvania.

  • AMSA Conference

    ASU has been chosen to host the American Meat Science Association’s 69th annual Reciprocal Meat Conference in June of 2016.

  • Articulation Agreements

    ASU and Howard College in San Angelo signed a series of articulation agreements that will enable Howard College animal science, mathematics and nursing students to seamlessly transfer to ASU once they receive their associate degrees.

  • Community Engagement

    ASU received the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, recognizing the university’s commitment to serving the local community.

  • CPRIT Grant

    ASU was awarded a three-year, $1.48 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to expand an ongoing project to provide breast and cervical cancer detection and prevention services to women of West Central Texas.

  • Dorm Delight

    ASU’s residence halls were recognized as being among the “30 Most Inviting Yet Affordable College Dorms in America” by, a higher education resource website designed to connect students with the best affordable colleges.

  • Employee Satisfaction

    ASU was named one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for 2015 by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

  • Fantastic Fundraising

    ASU received a 2015 Sustained Excellence Award in Fundraising from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in August.

  • Freshman Funding

    ASU was approved by the Texas Legislature in 2015 to receive $2.2 million over two years for its innovative Freshman College.

  • Intramurals Complex

    In September of 2014, ASU officially unveiled its newly renovated artificial turf Intramurals Complex.

  • Math Excellence

    For the 18th straight year, ASU students maintained a 100 percent passing rate on the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) teacher certification test for secondary mathematics. 

  • Military Accolades

    In the fall of 2014, ASU received the “Military Friendly School” designation for the sixth straight year from Victory Media and G.I. Jobs magazine.

  • Millegan Donation

    ASU alum and former Rams football player Mike Millegan donated $300,000 to ASU last fall to fund the renovation and renaming of the Ben & Alvetta Kelly Weight Room in the Junell Center.

  • National Rankings

    Over the 2014-15 academic year, many of ASU’s academic degree programs received national recognition by a variety of ranking bodies, ranging from U.S. News and to the Association for Childhood Education, and

  • Nursing Accreditation

    ASU’s nursing programs have added accreditation by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

  • Online Honor

    ASU was named one of the “Top 10 Online Colleges in Texas” by, an online college guide for prospective students that ranks and profiles online schools and academic programs in all 50 states.

  • Princeton Review

    For the seventh straight year, ASU has been listed by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education.

  • Ram Jam Growth

    Beginning Sept. 13, 2014, with the first football game on campus in ASU history, Ram Jams at the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center drew capacity crowds of tailgaters and Rams fans. Larger crowds necessitated new facilities. New, separate restrooms were added to the grounds in preparation for fall 2015.

  • Ram Tram Arrives

    Students have access to free bus transportation on weekends, thanks to collaboration among the TRANSA Concho Valley Transit District, Dr. Brian May, San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, ASU Student Government Association and ASU Center for International Studies. Each Saturday and Sunday, the Ram Tram runs a designated route from campus to various locations throughout San Angelo. Check it out at

  • Soccer Field Lights

    Principal LED, a San Angelo-based international company co-founded by Angelo State alumni Bryan and Blake Vincent, donated $84,000 in September 2014 to provide lighting for the ASU Soccer Field.

  • Sword and Shield

    ASU’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies was approved to form a chapter of the Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society. 

  • Theatre Honors

    ASU’s theatre program production of “Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes” received the highest production honor, the Respondent’s Choice, at the Texas State Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in October 2014.

  • Top College

    This spring, ASU was named one of the nation’s “Top 50 Colleges for Hispanic Students” and one of the “Best Colleges for Intramural Sports” by, an online college guide that ranks institutes of higher education in a variety of categories.