February 8, 2021
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Heart Healthy Foods for Valentine's Day
Doc's Prime Cuts has heart steaks for Valentine's Day!
Stop by and get yours for a limited time while supplies last. Located in the Happy State Bank Research & Academic Building at West Texas A&M University open Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Recipe provided by: Lizabeth Gresham, Potter County Extension Agent Family & Community Health
1 5 oz. can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
1 T olive oil
Blend garbanzo beans in a food processor until smooth.
Add coconut milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, olive oil and vanilla extract,
blend well.
Wash and Slice Fresh Strawberries and Serve with Brownie Batter Hummus for A Sweet, Heart Healthy Dessert! Refrigerate until ready to serve.
For more information contact your local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office.
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May 2021 Miller Merit Awards
As the hundreds of graduation applications are processed each semester in the Dean’s Office, those that are complete at the time of assessment are awesome! Minor declared, planned substitutions submitted, and total hours met. I want to recognize faculty advisers who had the greatest accuracy with the most graduation applications for May 2021 Graduation, so the College is presenting the “Miller Merit” award to the top two advisors in each department. Congratulations! ~Megan Miller
Contact Megan Miller mmiller@wtamu.edu to claim your award!
Spring 2021 Enrollment
College sees Exponential Growth
Paul Engler College of Agriculture & Natural Sciences
Lone Star Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll
The Commissioner's Honor Roll is announced at the conclusion of the fall and spring semesters with student-athletes qualifying based on grade point average from the current semester. To be eligible for the honor roll, student-athletes must have a minimum 3.30 GPA for the current semester and be on the roster. The Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences had 26 out of 51 student athletes make the list. Well done, and congratulations on being recognized for your hard work!
Chelcei Butler Named AQHA Registrar
Chelcei Butler, 11' B.S. Animal Science alumna took over as the Interim Director of Member Experience in September after some unexpected leadership change. She has been managing a team of nearly 140. "We are in charge of nearly all customer facing processes at AQHA: answering phones and emails, processing all paperwork like registrations and transfers, any and all DNA, memberships, opening mail and beginning to process work. As the search for a new Director came to a close, I have began transitioning into my new role as Registrar." “Chelcei is an exceptionally intelligent and talented lady. I had the pleasure to work with her in many roles while she was a student at WT and since then. She and her husband have become trusted and valued friends of mine and WT. Chelcei is a valuable asset to any organization that she is a part of. Her representation of WT as an alumnus should make WT proud.” - Dr. John Pipkin, Regents Professor; Director, Equine Program shared this about Chelcei.
What advice would you give to current students? 
"I would say absolutely nothing is out of reach. I would never have imagined 10 years ago as a recent graduate I could have been the Director of Member Experience at the largest equine breed registry worldwide, or even the registrar! Remember to be great at the things you can be – like being on time, dressing for success, being observant and dedicated to your work, attitude, being coachable and prepared and doing extra – and all the rest will come. Those types of things are why you will stand out among all the others!"
Glenn Lyles Donates Artwork
Glenn Lyles, 73' B.S. Animal Science alumnus recently donated On The Rita Blanca paining (above) to be displayed in the Happy State Bank Research & Academic Building . Glenn is a noted western artist, who spent many years working on the family farm in Hale County before deciding to take on painting full time. Many thanks to Mr. Lyles for his generous gift to the Paul Engler College of Agriculture & Natural Sciences!
“You can suffocate a great thought by expressing it with too many words.” ~ Frank A. Clark