COLLEGE STATION, Nov. 3, 2011 — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents today designated 19 professors and administrators within the A&M System as Regents Professor or Regents Fellow for 2010-11.
The Board established the Regents Professor Award program in 1996 and Regents Fellow Service Award program in 1998 to recognize employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university or agency and to the people of Texas.
This year’s recipients of the Regents Professor Award are: Dr. Bruce C. Brasington, West Texas A&M University; Dr. Paul S. Busch, Texas A&M University; Dr. Oral Capps, Jr., Texas A&M and Texas AgriLife Research; Dr. George C.Y. Chiou, Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC); Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta, Texas A&M and Texas Engineering Experiment Station; Dr. Larry D. Gamm, TAMHSC; Dr. Pamela S. Meyer, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Dr. Thomas R. Mitchell, Texas A&M International University; Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M; Dr. R.N. Singh, Texas A&M University-Commerce; Dr. Dhadesugoor R. Vaman, Prairie View A&M University; Dr. Wyndylyn M. von Zharen, Texas A&M University at Galveston; and Dr. Mallory Young, Tarleton State University.
Recipients of the Regents Fellow Service Award are Charles “Mark” Brown, Texas AgriLife Extension Service; Dr. Jorja L. Kimball, TEES; Dr. Danny A. Klinefelter, AgriLife Extension; Dr. James P. Muir, AgriLife Research; Dr. Megha N. Parajulee, AgriLife Research; and Tom Scullion, Texas Transportation Institute.
To date, 144 A&M System faculty members have been recognized with the Regents Professor Award and 82 agency professionals have received the Regents Fellow Service Award.
About the A&M System
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.3 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $772 million and help drive the state’s economy.