Dean's Outstanding Achievement Awards

The Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards are the highest awards in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented to faculty, staff, and students. The awards will be presented during the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards Ceremony on September 12, 2013.

“One of my goals is to recognize and reward excellence in our faculty, staff and students. Together, your dedication fulfills the land-grant mission and makes us one of the leading colleges not just at Texas A&M but around the world,” Hussey told the honorees.

2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Graduate Teaching

Ms. Dianne A. Stroman Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
PhD Candidate with Dr. Urs Kreuter

Diana-Stroman

Ms. Dianne Stroman is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. Dianne has taken an innovative approach to teaching by developing several new lab exercises, such as collaborative role-playing. She has also integrated online and social media tools into her online course that she solely teaches. Diane goes well above and beyond her call of duty as a teacher, making her a deserving recipient of the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Graduate Teaching.

NSF IGERT in Applied Biodiversity Science Team has been selected to receive a 2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Research as an Interdisciplinary Research Team.

Drs. Lee Fitzgerald, Amanda Stronza, Kirk Winemiller, Richard Woodward, Urs Kreuter, and Leslie Ruyle

Urs-Team

The NSF IGERT in Applied Biodiversity Science is a model of team building, cooperation, and graduate training across departments and colleges. From four of our departments, Drs. Lee Fitzgerald, Amanda Stronza, Kirk Winemiller, Richard Woodward, Urs Kreuter, and Leslie Ruyle have created one of the most widely recognized and respected IGERTs in the country. This program is truly interdisciplinary, as it has spread from our College to 11 departments across five colleges. It has also been extremely successful in recruiting a diverse student body of graduate students with exceptional research capacity. Participating faculty and graduating students have published over 200 articles and given 350 presentations since 2007. 

 2013 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Undergraduate Research

Mr. Kyle L. Landolt Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
Senior Ecological Restoration major.

Landolt, Kyle Dean's award 2013

Mr. Kyle Landolt is starting his senior year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Ecosystems Science and Management’s Ecological Restoration Program. Kyle serves as a research technician on the Greens Bayou Wetland Mitigation Bank Project, where he planned, surveyed, established and implemented the experimental design for controlling the spread of Chinese Tallow. Kyle also completed an internship with the University of Fribourg in Switzerland where he researched the biological control of an invasive plant species using insects.

Recognition of 2013 Student Awards

Distinguished Graduate Student Award Excellence in Research Master’s – University Level
Mr. David Toledo Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

Excellence in teaching – University Level
Ms. Dianne Stroman Department of Ecosystem Science and Management