It is hard to believe that we are getting close to the end of the year. In this issue of the BAEN newsletter, you will see how busy the faculty, staff and students have been. Please join me in congratulating those faculty members who were recognized for their commitment to teaching excellence. Some of our faculty have successfully published their research work and obtained funds to support their programs. Others have been pursuing international activities. The ASABE Texas section annual meeting took place in College Station and it was well attended. Kudos to all the students, faculty and staff who volunteered to help make this event a real success. You will also read about several former students and their successes. As always, I would love to hear from you. Have a great and safe holiday. Until 2012!