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AAEC’s John Walker wins ‘Outstanding Senior Award’ from WAEA

AAEC’s John Walker wins ‘Outstanding Senior Award’ from WAEA

A standout student from Texas Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics has been selected to receive the ‘Outstanding Senior Award’ from the Western Agricultural Economics Association, officials with the university’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources reported today (April 16).

John Walker, a senior agricultural economics major from Stamford, will be recognized this summer at the annual meeting of the Western Agricultural and Resource Economics Association. Walker was also recognized this past weekend at the Agricultural Economics Association’s Annual Steak-Fry Appreciation Banquet in Texas Tech’s Student Union Building.

“This award recognizes outstanding seniors who’ve achieved excellence in their academic achievements,” said Eduardo Segarra, professor and department chairman. “The WAEA believes excellent undergraduates like John have a great deal to offer in terms of future contributions to agricultural, resource and environmental economics in the western states.”

Association officials noted that the purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding undergraduate seniors who’ve achieved excellence in their academic achievements. Much is expected of these students in terms of their future contributions to agricultural, resource, and environmental economics in Western states.

According to program officials, the Western Agricultural Economics Association is a professional society that aims to foster an understanding of agricultural economics and its application to problems in the western United States and Canada. The group publishes the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Eduardo Segarra, Professor and Chairman, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2821 or eduardo.segarra@ttu.edu

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