Category Archives: Staff News

Hapes Recognized for Completing Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program

Congratulations to Senior Academic Advisor Rebecca Hapes as she recently completed the 2016-2018 National Academic Advisors Association’s Emerging Leadership Program Class this October. Hapes was recognized for completing her role as a mentor during the two-year-long program during an awards of the NACADA annual conference in Phoenix in October. Hapes was one of 10 academic advisors that were selected internationally to become a mentor to 10 Emerging Leaders, which are advisors that are interested in advancing in leadership within the NACADA organization, engaging in work on committees and… Read More →

Advisor Receives Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Advising and Student Relations

The Department of Entomology would like to congratulate Senior Academic Advisor Ann Pool as she received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Dean’s Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Advising and Student Relations during the Fall Awards Ceremony at the AgriLife Center in September. Pool received the award for her outstanding efforts in advising undergraduates in both the Entomology and Forensic and Investigative Sciences programs and conducting various outreach programs within the Department. Since joining the Department in 2013, Pool advises more than 300 undergraduates, and has been… Read More →

Honors Medical Entomology Students Create Online Journal Highlighting Medical Entomology Topics

Students in Dr. Adrienne Brundage’s honors medical entomology class (ENTO 423) have been working to make medical entomology research and concepts easier for the public to read as the class recently released its inaugural online journal. The journal, called “Bugs Decoded at Texas A&M,” was published as way for her students to provide an informational tool for the general public to learn about medical entomology topics and to help them learn more about the journal writing process. Brundage started the project as a way to help her students… Read More →

Grad Students Hosted Entomology Outreach Program for Local Youth Center

COLLEGE STATION, Texas–The Department of Entomology’s graduate students hosted an interactive journey in insects and their world during a special outreach event for the youth during North Bryan Community Center’s Summer Camp on July 24, 2017 in the Heep Center. The program called “Insects and Beyond! An Interactive Introduction to the Wonder-full World of Entomology” provided youths in the program a fun and interactive way to help them learn more about insects and the science of entomology and nature. During the first section, several of the grad students… Read More →

Hapes Selected As Mentor for NACADA Emerging Leaders Class

COLLEGE STATION, Texas–Congratulations to Academic Advisor Rebecca Hapes as she has been selected to serve as a mentor for the 2016-2018 Class of Emerging Leaders for the National Academic Advisors Association. Hapes is one of 10 other academic advisors that were selected internationally as mentors to selected advisors that are called Emerging Leaders. These selected individuals are interested in advancing in leadership within the NACADA organization, such as committees and other elected positions. For the next two years, Hapes will be working closely with an Emerging Leader in… Read More →

Department Names Karen Wright As New Insect Collection Assistant Curator

COLLEGE STATION, Texas–The Department of Entomology would like to welcome Ms. Karen Wright as the new Assistant Curator of the Texas A&M Insect Collection starting June 1. Wright will replace Mr. Ed Riley who retired in August of 2015 after working more than 27 years with the department. Before joining the Department, Wright worked as a graduate assistant in the Arthropod Division of the University of New Mexico’s Museum of Southwestern Biology in Albuquerque in 2015 and as a graduate assistant in the museum’s herbarium during the spring… Read More →

Department Celebrates Retirement of Staff Member

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Department of Entomology celebrated the achievements of Sherry Boyd during a reception held in the fourth floor atrium on Wednesday, March 2016. Boyd is the Department’s Business Coordinator I and is mainly responsible for Research accounts and inventory. She will be retiring on March 31 after nine years with the Department. “Sherry is an invaluable member and a tremendous asset to the Department,” said Department Head Dr. David Ragsdale. “She will be missed greatly.”

Faculty, Staff Honored at Annual COALS Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards Ceremony

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Congratulations to Dr. Jim Woolley and Mr. Pete Krauter for receiving the highest award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for their achievements. Woolley and Krauter were honored on Wednesday, September 16, during the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony held at the AgriLife Center. Woolley, a professor of Entomology, received the Dean’s Award in the international impact category. Woolley has been with the Department for 32 years teaching and researching the taxonomy and evolution of parasitic… Read More →

Texas A&M Insect Collection Associate Curator Ed Riley To Retire

COLLEGE STATION, Texas— Associate Curator of the Texas A&M Insect Collection Ed Riley will soon have more time to enjoy insect collecting as he retires on August 31. Riley will retire at the end of August after working 27+ years as the assistant and associate curator of the Texas A&M Insect Collection within the Department of Entomology. Riley has been responsible for maintenance and curation of the Texas A&M Insect Collection. During his tenure, the insect collection has nearly tripled in size from one to three million curated… Read More →

Hapes Elected to Advising Training and Development Chair Position with National Academic Advising Organization

The Department of Entomology would like to congratulate Rebecca Hapes, Senior Academic Advisor in Entomology, on her recent election as chair of the Advising Training and Development Commission of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Hapes assumes her new role at the end of the NACADA Annual Conference held in Las Vegas, NV in October and will serve in this position until October 2017. As the chair, Hapes will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to the commission regarding its special advising area of interest, promoting participation… Read More →