2009 Homecoming Awards Luncheon
A&E’s homecoming BBQ Awards Luncheon had a great turnout. There were roughly 120 in attendance including A&E faculty and staff, students of the department, award recipients and alum.
The A&E homecoming award luncheon is designed to bring past and present students together and to recognize achievements made by individuals in both groups. Current scholarship students were recognized as well as those with individual awards. Samantha Futrell, freshman wildlife and natural resource management major from San Angelo, Texas, was awarded the Texas Wildlife Association Scholarship. Kendra Gregory, senior environmental science and Spanish major from Pittsburgh, was awarded the Academic Excellence award from Ag workers Mutual Auto Insurance. Over 40 other A&E students were recognized for the scholarships that they have attained through the department.
The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award went to Brian Turner (2000), Vice President of Project Estimating and Project Management in Eastland, Texas. He was unable to attend the luncheon to accept the award because of a Cub Scout camping trip he promised his son he would attend. After graduating from ACU, Brian accepted a position as Estimator/Project Manager at Eagle Construction and Environmental Services in Eastland Texas. In November 2008, Eagle merged with Southern Waste Services of Florida. Brian was promoted to his current position.
The Outstanding Alumnus Award was given to David Forrest (’74), Ph.D., professor in A&M University’s Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. Following completion of the B.S. in 1974, David was accepted into the graduate program in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. He completed an M.S. in Physiology of Reproduction in 1976. He continued graduate study at the University of Wyoming and received a Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology in 1979.
The event was held at Hillcrest Church of Christ on Oct. 17.
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