Z.L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Meat Science

Z.L. Carpenter name plateThe Zerle L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Meat Science is presented annually to a graduate student in the Department of Animal Science’s Meat Science Section at Texas A&M University. The Meat Science Section faculty, staff, and students select a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding leadership skills and has contributed significantly to the section’s teaching, research, and extension activities.

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.

Year
Recipients
1998
Kyla Goodson
1999
Rob Maddock
2000
Michael De La Zerda
2001
Dave McKenna
2002
Patrick Mies
2003
Andy King
2004
Kyle Pfeiffer
2005
Kristin Voges
2006
Jason Bagley
2007
Eric Metteauer
2008
Betsy Booren
2009
Ashley Haneklaus
2010
Kyle Segner
2011
Leslie Frenzel
2012
Amanda Smith
2013
Lindsey Mehall
2014
Clay Eastwood

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