Category Archives: Former Students

Wasser named one of Top Ten Industry Leaders by Cattle Business Weekly

Congratulations to Bridget Wasser, one of our former students, who received this wonderful recognition from the Cattle Business Weekly.  JWS CENTENNIAL, CO (Oct. 23, 2013) – Bridget Wasser, senior director of meat science and technology at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), has been named one of the Top Ten Industry Leaders for 2013 by Cattle Business Weekly. The publication is a regional agricultural journal serving a nine-state region out of Philip, S.D. Wasser joined NCBA in 2005, and is currently responsible for managing beef checkoff research efforts to… Read More →

Dr. Ashley Arnold appointed as Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Ashley (Haneklaus) Arnold has been appointed as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University effective September 1, 2013 under the supervision of Drs. Kerri Harris and Jeff Savell. Dr. Arnold has been involved with the Meat Science program as a student and staff member, and in her new role, she will assist faculty in securing external funding for meat science and food safety research by way of writing grants, conducting research, managing projects, finalizing reports, presenting data at professional meetings, and… Read More →

Texas A&M Students Win AABP Quiz Bowl Championship – Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

We congratulate Bryan Weaver, a former B.S. animal science student and meat judging team member, and John David Nicholson, a former B.S. and M.S. student in the Meat Science Section, Department of Animal Science, for their accomplishments in this quiz bowl competition.  JWS The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Student Quiz Bowl team from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) won the national quiz bowl competition at the 46th Annual Conference of the AABP on Friday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The team members… Read More →

Meagan Igo joining American Meat Science Association as Youth Programs Coordinator

This is the press release from the American Meat Science Association announcing that Meagan Igo will be joining the association mid-summer. AMSA is excited to announce Meagan Igo will be joining the AMSA team July 1st as the Youth Programs Coordinator. In her position, Igo will be serve as the primary staff support to the current Intercollegiate and 4-H meat judging programs and will accelerate progress in enhancing and expanding education for future generations of meat scientists, including primary, secondary and university levels. Meagan Igo is currently completing her… Read More →

Amanda Smith receives Z.L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student Award

  Amanda Smith, a recent Master of Science graduate in the Department of Animal Science with Graduate Certificates in Meat Science and Food Safety, received the Z.L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Meat Science for 2012. 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.  While completing her masters’ degree, Amanda coached the Meat Judging Team, taught ANSC 307 laboratories, participated in Beef 101, Beef 706, and Pork… Read More →