February 17, 2011
Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) will recognize six distinguished alumni at 6 p.m. Mon. (Feb. 21) at the Merket Alumni Center.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor alumni who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments and careers have brought distinction to the college and to the professors associated with agriculture and natural resources.
In addition, program officials will inaugurate a new recognition category, the CASNR Young Alumnus Award.
"This will be our first year to present the award," said Jane Piercy, director of development and external relations at CASNR.
The recipient of the 2011 Young Alumnus Award is Lynn Scherler, regional president of CoBank.
"The measure of a college's distinction and influence depends greatly upon the achievements of its alumni and the positions they attain in their respective communities and fields of endeavor," Piercy said. "These awards were established to recognize some of our most outstanding alumni."
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is made up of six departments:
The college also consists of eleven research centers and institutes, including the Cotton Economics Research Institute, the International Cotton Research Center and the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute.Facebook