The Zerle L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Meat Science recognizes graduate students who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and who have contributed significantly to the section’s teaching, research, and extension activities. The award is voted on by faculty, staff, and students in the section and is presented annually.
This award is named in honor of Dr. Zerle L. Carpenter, who began his career at Texas A&M University as an assistant professor of animal science in 1962. Dr. Carpenter rose to become full professor of animal science in 1971, head of the Department of Animal Science in 1978, and director of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service in 1982. In 1988, he was named associate vice chancellor for agriculture for The Texas A&M University System. Dr. Carpenter retired in 1997 after providing leadership to the Extension Service for 15 years.
|Robert J. Maddock||1999|
|Michael De La Zerda||2000|
|Kristin Voges Nicholson||2005|
|Ashley Haneklaus Arnold||2009|