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CASNR dean receives American Society of Animal Science Morrison Award

CASNR dean receives American Society of Animal Science Morrison Award

The dean of Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has been selected to receive the prestigious American Society of Animal Science Morrison Award. Michael Galyean was presented the honor on Monday (July 16) at the organization’s annual conference in Phoenix.

Program officials noted that the award is given in recognition of research excellence of direct importance to livestock production. Galyean was presented a watch, plaque and monetary award from a trust established by the late Frank (F. B.) Morrison of Cornell University, author of the reference book, “Feeds and Feeding,” and his wife, Elsie Morrison.

Separately, Galyean became part of the newly created ASAS Foundation Living Histories project by becoming the first member highlighted as part of the project.

Galyean was named CASNR’s permanent dean earlier this year. He is a Horn professor and holds the position of Thornton Distinguished Chair in beef cattle nutrition and management in Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences.

Galyean earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from New Mexico State University, and a master’s in animal science and doctoral degree in animal nutrition, both from Oklahoma State University. He joined the faculty at Texas Tech in 1998.

Along with awards from other organizations and universities, Galyean has received multiple awards from Texas Tech, including the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Outstanding Researcher Award (2004, 2005); the President’s Academic Achievement Award (2005); and he was appointed as a Horn Professor (2006).

Additionally, he earned the Animal Management Award from the American Society of Animal Science (2006); Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Service and Outreach Award (2007); and he was named a Fellow in the American Society of Animal Science (2010).

In other action at the American Society of Animal Science meeting, Robert Albin, a retired Texas Tech professor of beef cattle nutrition and management, was named a Fellow of American Society of Animal Science – Administrative Category. Albin is only the fifth Texas Tech faculty member to be named a Fellow in the group.

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Michael Galyean, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or michael.galyean@ttu.edu

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