November 2, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE
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Department of Agricultural Sciences
Graduates of Distinction and First Choice Awards 2020
Who is a Graduate of Distinction?
The nominee holds a degree from WTAMU in Agriculture, proven success in the nominees' profession, the nominee should have contributed in the area which he/she lives, to his/her profession or to fellow humans. The nominee should have contributed to WTAMU Agriculture in leadership, volunteer service, participation in campus activities, or through financial support. The nominee should be an advocate for WTAMU in their professional duties and community activities.
Who is a First Choice Winner?
Nominee is not required to, but may hold a degree in Agriculture from WTAMU. Proven success in the nominees' profession, nominee should be easily identified with WTAMU. The nominee should have contributed to WTAMU Agriculture in leadership, volunteer service, participation in campus activities, or through financial support. The nominee should be an advocate for WTAMU in their professional duties and community activities.
Graduates of Distinction
Dr. Richard Cummins
1972 Graduate
Dr. J.D. Ragland
1990 Graduate

Dr. Paul Defoor
1998 & 2011 Graduate
First Choice Awards
Honorable Four Price
Keith Brown
Opportunity Plan Inc.
Western Texas College Visits WT
Western Texas College (WTC) Ag students made a trip to Canyon for the opportunity to tour WTAMU Ag Complex. This experience will encourage additional students to transfer to WTAMU from Snyder, TX. "We want our students to have a working knowledge of university opportunities in the hopes that they will continue their education. We also hope that putting a ‘face to the name’ will help our students to have someone to go to when they have questions." - Dr. Lance Kieth, WTAMU Agriculture Department Head.
Natural Sciences Building
Renovation Update!
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