Provided by Texas Tech University:
Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) recognized six distinguished alumni recently at the university's McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. The Distinguished and Young Alumni Awards honor alumni who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments and careers have brought distinction to the college and to the professors associated with agriculture and natural resources.
In addition, program officials recognized the CASNR Young Alumna Award, said Jane Piercy, CASNR's director of development and external relations. The recipient of the second 2012 Young Alumna Award is Ginger Light, physiological traits development manager with Bayer CropScience. Light, of Idalou, earned her doctorate in agronomy from Texas Tech in 1999.
The recipients of this year's Distinguished Alumni Awards are:
"The measure of a college's distinction and influence depends greatly upon the achievements of its alumni and the positions they attain in their respective communities and fields of endeavor," Piercy said. "These awards were established to recognize some of our most outstanding alumni."
The awards do more than honor former students, she added. They spotlight the accomplishments of the college, Texas Tech and, ultimately it enhances the pride of alumni, students, faculty and staff. It's tangible evidence of the effectiveness of agricultural and natural resource programs at Texas Tech.