College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Awards Ceremony

September 14, 2018

On September 13, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences held their College Awards Ceremony. The ceremony consisted of the recognition of new, promoted, and tenured faculty, presentation of awards, 2018 special recognition, and recipients of National and University-level awards.

In the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, we had one new faculty member and six faculty members that were promoted.

Dr. Stephanie Perez- New Faculty
Dr. Vishal Gohil and Dr. Lanying Zeng- Promotion to Associate Professor and Tenure
Dr. Chavela Carr, Dr. Michelle Pozzi, and Dr. Megan Reynolds- Promotion to Senior Lecturer
Dr. Xiuren Zhang- Promotion to Professor

Unfortunately. Dr. Perez, Dr. Carr, Dr. Pozzi, and Dr. Reynolds were unable to attend the ceremony.

Back in July, seven out of our eight nominees won the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award, which are the highest awards in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented to faculty, staff, and students.

Dr. Dorothy Shippen- Administration
Sarah Hartman- Graduate Teaching
Dr. Junjie Zhang- Early Career Research
Dr. Jim Sacchettini- Research
Melissa Kay- Staff
Morgan Gable- Undergraduate Research
Dr. Leisha Mullins- Teaching

Unfortunately, Dr. Shippen was unable to attend. Dr. Carol Vargas accepted the award on her behalf since Dr. Shippen was at a conference.

In addition, Rafael Almanzar, was recognized for the President’s Meritorious Service Award and Dr. Ryland Young, was recognized as a Distinguished Professor.