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  • Department of Agricultural Economics Undergraduate Spring Recognition Reception

    Annenberg Presidential Conference Center Parents Weekend

    Saturday, April 16, 2011

    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Texas A&M University

  • Reception Committee Members

    Donna Adcock 87

    Dr. Fred Boadu

    Angela Catlin 98

    Jana Crook 11

    Dr. Lindsey Higgins 05

    Dusty Menzies 97

    Norma Pantoja

    Jay Richmond 11

    Dr. John W. Siebert

    Heather Stokes 11

    Pam Vernon

    Rachel Wong 12

    Brandy Dangelmayr 13

    Meredith Larson 14

    Stephanie Mazurkiewicz 13

    Austin Miller 09

    Jake Riley 13

    Wesley Tobola 11

    Special thanks to the following for program design:

  • Department of Agricultural Economics Undergraduate Spring Recognition Reception

    Saturday, April 16, 2011

    Welcome ............................................................................ David Wilhite 11

    Invocation ......................................................................... John C. Payne 10

    Introduction of Special Guests ............................................. Travis Joslin 14

    Introduction of Keynote Speaker ..................................... Lonna Dorman 13

    Keynote Speaker ................................................ RADM Robert Smith, III 61

    Annual Recognitions & Awards

    2010-2011 Recognitions and Acknowledgements .. Dr. John P. Nichols Education-Leadership Development Activities..Heather Stokes 11 Wesley Tobola 11

    Ag Econ Society ........................................................... Jana Crook 11 Julie Anna Clark 13

    F.I.R.E ...................................................................... Jay Richmond 11 Jenna Haby 12

    NAMA ......................................................... ..... ...Tallon Martin 11 Matthew Okeson 11 Excellence in Academic .................................. Dr. Lindsey Higgins 05 and Leadership Awards

    J. Wheeler Barger Outstanding Senior ....................... Dr. John Siebert

    Tyrus R. Timm Graduating Senior Award

    AAEA Academic Quiz Bowl NAMA Marketing Team Aggie REPS AGGIE ACES

    COALS Student Council Producers Marketing Association ANRP Congressional Interns Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS)

    Scholarships ................................................... Brandy Dangelmayr 13

    Closing Remarks ............................................................. Dr. John P. Nichols

    Thank you for celebrating with us today! *Glossary of terms in back

  • Robert Smith, III, from Dallas, Texas, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University in 1961. He is a graduate of the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University, and he attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, completing studies in National and International Security. Mr. Smith was employed by the Federal Reserve Bank in 1968 and worked in the Research, Loan, and Bank Services departments prior to his promotion to Public Information Officer and Assistant Secretary of the Board in 1971. He was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Secretary in 1974 and to Senior Vice President and Secretary in 1987. From 1973-74, he served as Secretary to the Conference of Presidents and the Conference of First Vice Presidents of the Federal Reserve System and was Assistant Secretary to those Conferences during the 1972-73 period. In 1975, as a special assignment, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. In 1987, he was assigned responsibility for the activities of the Banks Houston and Gulf Coast Region. He has had numerous special assignments in coordinating Federal Reserve System and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas responsibilities. RADM Smiths University contributions and accomplishments began in 1961 in the Corp of Cadets, and he has continued to contribute and serve the University by serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas A&M University, Galveston beginning on April 18, 2011. Following are just a few of his contributions and accomplishments. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

    Board of Directors, Association of Former Students 1976-1980, President 1979 Trustee, Texas A&M Foundation 1981-1987 2006 Distinguished Alumnus Award 2008 Corps of Cadets Hall of Honor 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award College of Agriculture

    His civic contributions are many. He served on the Board of Directors, Houston World Affairs Council; Government Advisory Committee, Greater Houston Partnership; Board of Directors, Pearl Harbor Memorial, Honolulu, HI; Board of Directors; The Veterans Museum Houston, Texas and many other prestigious advisory boards and associations.

    His military career began in 1962 as a Commissioned Ensign, and he was promoted to Rear Admiral (upper half) in 1991. His assignments took him throughout the U.S. and to Japan, Germany, and Europe. In 1996, after 35 years of service to the United States Navy, he retired. Among various unit commendations and service awards throughout his military career he also received the following:

    United States Defense Superior Service Medal United States Legion of Merit (three awards) United States Meritorious Service Medal.

    We are proud to welcome Rear Admiral Robert Smith, III, class of 1961, as this afternoons keynote speaker.

    Keynote Speaker Rear Admiral Robert Smith, III 61

  • Promoting Excellence In Our Undergraduate Program

    The Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University has been aggressive in offering high-impact educational experiences to our students this year. The two high-impact initiatives are the honors and student research programs offered to qualified, academically talented, and highly motivated students. Our honors program is one of three programs available in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Several students are currently working with faculty on honors research studies, and an honors introductory Agricultural Economics class will be offered Fall 2011. We are promoting inquiry-based learning, independent research, and discovery. Honors students have an opportunity to work closely with the renowned faculty in the Department of Agricultural Economics. The Honors program offers students an effective entry into a fruitful and rewarding professional career through participation in innovative co-curricular and leadership activities. Its time for you to excel!

    Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry

    The Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry of Former Students in Agricultural Economics was established in 1997 to recognize and honor those graduates who have distinguished themselves in meritorious ways by reaching a significant level of accomplishment in their chosen field. The inductees into the Honor Registry represent the highest standards of integrity and character as recognized by their peers and will reflect positively on the Department of Agricultural Economics and Texas A&M University. You can view more information about Dr. Tyrus R. Timm by visiting the Departments website at http://agecon2.tamu.edu/ty%20timm/tytimm.html. Included are videos and write-ups from some of Ty Timm's former students as well as interviews from some of the inductees.

    Members of the Tyrus R. Timm Registry

    Department of Agricultural Economics 2010-2011 Recognitions and Acknowledgements

    Jimmy Nail 54 Benjamin R. Novosad 75 Roxanne Orsak 88 Darren G. Owens 73 Thomas Paterson 80 Fernando Quinez-Meza 63 Walt Curtis Richburg 65 Jimmy N. Roppolo 69 James D. Sartwelle, Jr. 63 Ivan W. Schmedemann 67 Charlie Scruggs 45 Tom W. Smith 57 Robert Smith, III 61 Todd Staples 84 Stoney Stubbs 58 Joseph B. Swinbank 74 Brian Weiner 65 Graham Weston 86 John E. Windwehen 76

    Carl G. Anderson 58 Jorge Bermudez 73 Bill E. Carter 69 Glenn Collins 80 Del Deterling 59 Jimmy Dodson 74 Murray H. Edwards 73 Jack Finney 38 Creed Ford 75 Kathleen Gibson 81 Zay Gilbreath 62 Jesse C. Grady 49 Gary Gunter 81 Jon Hagler 58 Stan Johnson 66 Don Kaspar 49 Robert Kensing 46 Fred McClure 76 James McGrann 76 Jarvis Miller 73

    http://agecon2.tamu.edu/ty%20timm/tytimm.html

  • Agricultural Economics Society Outstanding Member Outstanding Faculty Outstanding Staff Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate (F.I.R.E) Outstanding Member Award Outstanding New Member Award

    National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Outstanding Commitment Award

    Excellence in Academic and Leadership Awards Wilson Alarcon 11 Matthew Okeson 11 Emily Lord 13 Allison Stein 11 Jessica Martini 12 Wesley Tobola 11 Sarah Novak 11 Haley Wendler 11 J. Wheeler Barger Outstanding Senior Award To be announced

    Tyrus R. Timm Graduating Senior Award To be announced

    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Senior Merit Awards Jessica Martini 12 Matthew Okeson 11 Sarah Novak 11 Haley Wendler 11 Alpha Zeta Departmental Outstanding Student Nominees Deanna Bosse 13 - Junior Agribusiness Emily Lord 13 - Junior Agr