The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has held its annual Ag Convocation virtually by recognizing their Senior Merit Award Winners.
Senior Merit Award winners
Senior Merit Awards have been presented by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for over 50 years. The awards are designed to recognize the best of the best graduating seniors from the college in 2020. The selection criteria for Senior Merit Awards include scholarship, Texas A&M University activities, community involvement, professional and civic activities, internships/employment and awards, honors and undergraduate research activities/publications.
A Biological and Agriculture Engineering graduating senior has received the Senior Merit Award. The department congratulates Reagan Rucker for her recognition and hard work. Reagan Rucker is a Biological and Agricultural Engineering major from Cypress, TX. She was very involved in Aggie Southern Darlings since 2016 as Treasurer in 2018-19 and President for 2019-20 in addition to serving on the Philanthropy, Public Relations, Recruitment and Executive committees. She was a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and a delegate to ASABE Texas Section Meeting in Wichita Falls, TX and the ASABE Southeastern Regional Student Rally in Raleigh, NC. She was also a member of Texas A&M Collegiate FFA and Site Leader for Big Event for 2017, 2018 and 2019. Her community service involvement includes Adopt-a-Street Trash Pickup, Backyard Bash: Benefitting BIG Love Cancer Care, Fortress Nursing Home Game Nights, Tomball ISD FFA Project Show, CC Creations: Warehouse Fundraiser for BIG Love Cancer Care and Forest Ridge Elementary Falcon Palooza Fundraiser. Reagan was a Studio Intern with Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in March 2017 and 2018, intern with Spirit Environmental, LLC in Summer 2018 and an Environmental Scientist I with Quanta Environmental Solutions in Summer 2019. Reagan conducted undergraduate research through construction of models to analyze the effects of land use on ecosystems. She was inducted into Alpha Epsilon, National Society of Leadership and Success, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Society of Collegiate Leadership and Achievement. In addition, she received the American FFA Degree from the National FFA Organization in 2017. After graduation, Reagan plans to utilize her engineering degree in association with land development.
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Article by Stephanie Mena