Lindsey Mehall, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Animal Science, received the Z.L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Meat Science for 2013. Lindsey is from McKinney, Texas, and she received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Arkansas.
This award is presented annually to a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding leadership skills and has contributed significantly to the Meat Science Section’s teaching, research, and extension activities. Lindsey teaches ANSC 307 laboratories, assists with the ANSC 457 HACCP course, coached the Meat Science Quiz Bowl, participates in Beef 101, Beef 706, and Pork 101 as a cutting instructor, assists with the Barbecue Summer Camp and Camp Brisket, and helps out with the Introductory HACCP Course and Beyond Basics: HACCP Improvement Workshop. Lindsey has assisted her fellow grad students faithfully with their research projects, and she is now beginning work on her Ph.D. research investigating various parameters for controlling the major E. coli pathogens. Last fall, Lindsey received the Ronnie L. Edwards Graduate Student Teaching Award, which is a testament to her outstanding teaching capabilities.
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.