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Meat Science Alumni and Supporters

Each year the Meat Science Program honors outstanding alumni and supporters of the program at the annual Meat Science Recognition Banquet during homecoming weekend. The past award recipients listed below have each made a significant contribution to the Meat Science Program. We recognize their pursuit of excellence and thank them for their selfless contributions.

Meat Science Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

2013: Randy Hines, M.S.
2012: Bradley Price, M.S.
2011: Deidrea Mabry, M.S.
2010: Jeff Lansdell
2009: Micah Butler
2008: Mandy Carr, Ph.D.
2007: Paul Heinrich
2006: Tom Maynard
2005: Molly McAdams
2004: Wade Davenport
2003: Kara Farmer
2002: Ted Montgomery, Ph.D.
2001: Kenneth Bell
2000: Andrew Clarke
1999: Bob Brown
1998: Terry Rolan
1997: Richard Hawkins, Ph.D.
1996: Gordon W. Davis, Ph.D.
1995: Hugo Irizzary
1994: Tommy Wheeler, Ph.D.
1993: Monica Hightower
1992: Jeff Owen
1991: Jim Law
1990: Ferris Hightower
1989: Ron Kersh
1988: Mark F. Miller, Ph.D.

Albert Usener Award Recipients

2013: Larry & Leslie Woolley
2012: Tim Tatsch, M.S.
2011: Kevin Pond, Ph.D.
2010: Monica Hightower
2009: Kayla and Ryan Rathmann, Ph.D.
2008: Stacy Gilbert Smith
2007: Gretchen Hilton
2006: William F. Bennett, Ph.D.
2005: Kelly Adams
2005: Bryan King
2004: Roger Green
2003: Jeff Lansdell
2002: Eddie Behrends
2001: James Henderson
2000: C. Boyd Ramsey, Ph.D.
1999: Mark F. Miller, Ph.D.
1998: Gordon W. Davis, Ph.D.

Meat Head of the Year Award Recipients

2013: San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc.
2012: Rod Polkinghorne
2011: John Hutcheson, Ph.D.
2010: John M. Burns, Ph.D.
2009: Chance Brooks, Ph.D.
2008: William F. Bennett, Ph.D.
2008: Coach Bob Knight
2007: Jennifer Ritz
2006: Scott Cooksey
2005: Dale Woerner
2004: Kevin Pond, Ph.D.
2003: Michael Jaks
2002: Bryan King
2001: Kelly Adams
2000: Bradley Price
2000: Gretchen Hilton, Ph.D.
1999: Mandy Carr, Ph.D.
1998: Amber Lehmann Barham
1997: Laura Locke Behrends
1996: Mike Springer
1995: Tracy Clare Cain
1994: Eddie Behrends
1993: Tammy Frederick
1992: Shellie Smith
1991: Monica Hightower
1990: Gordon W. Davis, Ph.D.
1989: Lavaughn Johnson
1988: C. Boyd Ramsey, Ph.D.