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2022 President's Meritorious Service Award Recipients

M. Katherine Banks

March 30, 2022

I am pleased to announce that the recipients of the 2022 President’s Meritorious Service Awards have been selected. The anonymous committee, comprised of representatives from across campus, had the difficult task of selecting the award winners from an extraordinary group of nominees and I extend my appreciation to each of them for their service.

The President’s Meritorious Service Awards recognize and reward staff for their commendable service to our great university. Recipients of this highly prestigious award have demonstrated their commitment to the Aggie core values of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect, and selfless service. To each of them, I extend my most sincere congratulations and deep appreciation for their efforts that make Texas A&M University such a great institution.

Congratulations to the following 25 staff members, two supervisors, and two teams who were selected for their meritorious service to Texas A&M:

Individual Award Recipients

  • Agatha Alonso, College of Pharmacy
  • Jamie Arrexi, Memorial Student Center, Division of Student Affairs
  • Heather Fountain, Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Tricia Givilancz-Cisneros, TAMU Rio Grande Valley Prospective Student Center
  • Grant Hawkins, The Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • Yvette Hester, Academic Success Center
  • Elizabeth Hinton, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
  • Glen Huff, Utilities and Energy Services
  • Deborah Jackson, Career Center
  • Edward Janousek, Division of Research
  • Melissa Kuhlmann, Department of Education Administration & Human Resource Development
  • Dennis LaCaze, Office of Graduate Studies, College of Medicine
  • Travis McCartney, Department of Chemistry
  • Kristine Morley, Mays Business School
  • Linda Newman, Division of Operations
  • Chandler Nichols, University Libraries
  • Kelly Pampell, Adam C. Sinn ’00 Department of Finance
  • Shauna Ramos, Dean’s Office, College of Architecture
  • Jennifer Rhinesmith-Carranza, Advising, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Patricia C. Robinson, Office of Student Affairs, School of Public Health
  • Samantha Shields, Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Susan Tatum, Office of Athletics Compliance, Athletics
  • Latha Vasudevan, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Linda Windle, Undergraduate Academic Services, Mays Business School
  • Mandy Zachgo, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Supervisor Award Recipients

  • Kelly Essler, Dean’s Office, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Shannon D. Walton, Graduate and Professional School

Team Award Recipients

  • The Center on Disability and Development, College of Education and Human Development: Tanya Baker, Latisha Crockett-Tennell, Jessica Dees, Tracy Glass, Meagan Orsag, Aimee Ortiz-Day, Vanessa Richard, Eric Roberts, and Jacqueline Turner
  • English Language Proficiency Team, Center for Teaching Excellence: Brandon Cooper and Ginessa Payne

All university employees, as well as Chartwells and SSC Service Solutions employees, are invited to the award ceremony honoring these outstanding staff members. The ceremony will be held on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. in the Memorial Student Center Bethancourt Ballroom. A reception with refreshments will be held following the ceremony.

Each individual recipient will receive a $1,000 award, a commemorative plaque, and a lapel pin. Teams will be recognized with a plaque for departmental display and members of each of the teams will receive an award of $200, a framed certificate of recognition, and a lapel pin. Each recipient of the Supervisor Award will receive a $1,500 award, a commemorative plaque, and a lapel pin. The President’s Meritorious Service Awards program is sponsored by the Office of the President and The Association of Former Students and coordinated by the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness.

Please join me in recognizing the winners of the 2022 President’s Meritorious Service Awards and in congratulating them for their selfless service to Texas A&M University.

Katherine Banks, Ph.D., P.E.