AFS Hall of Fame, Meat Science Recognition Banquet honors seven
Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences highlighted its outstanding alumni at a special 135-person recognition banquet on Friday (Oct. 11) in the university’s United Spirit Arena. In addition to recognizing members of the 1983, 1993 and 2003 Meat Judging Teams, the CH Foundation, Amanda Good, Hugo Irizarry, Whitney Rounds, San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Larry & Leslie Woolley, and Randy Hines were honored.
Hall of Fame – Distinguished Service Award – CH Foundation: The CH Foundation has generously supported Texas Tech University, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and the Department of Animal Sciences for many years. The foundation has supported the Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center, the Gordon W. Davis Meat Science Laboratory and awarded several graduate students with fellowships and scholarships.
Hall of Fame – Horizon Award – Amanda Good: Good attended Texas Tech where she received a bachelor’s degree and a degree from the Texas Tech School of Law. She now practices civil litigation law in Wyoming and has a 100 percent trial record in favor of her clients. Mandy is proud to be an alumna and believes her judging and educational experiences paved her successful career path.
Hall of Fame – Advanced Graduate of Distinction Award – Hugo Irizarry: The Puerto Rico native graduated with his master’s from Texas Tech and was director of the meat science laboratory. He has demonstrated his commitment to meat science and agriculture for the past 30 years working for Cargill, Inc. and JBS. He currently resides in Fort Collins, Colo.
Hall of Fame – Graduate of Distinction Award – Whitney Rounds: The Texas Tech graduate has spent the past 38 years directly associated with and involved in commercial beef production. He has partnered with Texas Tech on numerous research projects and is well respected as an expert in the area of beef cattle nutrition.
Meathead of the Year – San Antonio Livestock Exposition: The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is a volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas. They have generously supported Texas Tech and the Department of Animal and Food Sciences.
Albert Usener Award – Larry & Leslie Woolley: The Woolley’s are passionate about the positive qualities and skills that are taught to students through the judging program. They have coached numerous 4-H and FFA judging teams, and have hosted the judging teams at their home for events throughout the years.
Meat Science Distinguished Alumni Award – Randy Hines: Hines graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State and master’s degree from Texas Tech where he served as meat lab manager. Hines recently retired from Tarleton State where he was department chair for Animal Science and director of the meat science laboratory. He has dedicated more than 28 years to the meat science education and industry.
Written by Moriah Beyers
CONTACT: Michael Orth, Chair and Professor, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2805 ext. 223 or email@example.com
1017NM13 / CAPTION: (clockwise from top left) Alan Phillips, Heather Hocker, Randy Hines, Leslie & Larry, Whitney Rounds and Amanda Good