Category Archives: Former Student

Alumni Spotlight: Usha Buch-Turner

Usha Buch-Turner received both her BS and MS from the department after an opportunity to travel from her home in the South American island, Trinidad and Tobago, and attend college in the US.  She currently works for the electrical utility company OGE in Oklahoma City as the Director of Corporate Environmental. What degrees have you obtained from Texas A&M? I obtained a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering with an environmental focus in 1996. In 1999, I received my M.S. in Agricultural Engineering after completing my thesis in air quality… Read More →

Alumni Spotlight: Jerald Huggins

Jerald Huggins received his BS from the department in 1997. He currently owns and operates the two bustling and delightfully efficient Chick-Fil-A locations in the city of College Station. What degrees have you obtained from Texas A&M University? I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Systems Management in 1997. What drew you to A&M? My brother attended Texas A&M and graduated in 1992 with an Agricultural Development Degree. I visited a few times and fell in love with the atmosphere. Additionally, I grew up in a… Read More →

BAEN Tailgate 2016

Come join the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering Tailgate on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. We’ll be next to the Price Hobgood Building in the big white tent. We’ll be serving breakfast through lunch including Slovacek sausage, hot dogs, breakfast tacos, pancakes, veggie & fruit trays and coffee & orange juice. We’ll have a large screen TV with the game on. Porta cool fans and restrooms available. Hope to see you there and BTHO Prairie View A&M!

José Manuel Cabrera Sixto ʼ90 Awarded Outstanding International Alumnus

Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students presented the 2015 Texas A&M University Outstanding International Alumnus Award to Dr. José Manuel Cabrera Sixto ʼ90 on Thursday, April 23, at a lunch in the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center. Texas A&M Interim President Mark A. Hussey and The Association of Former Students’ President and CEO Porter S. Garner III ’79 presented the award along with Acting Vice Chancellor and Dean William A. Dugas of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. In 2011, Cabrera was named… Read More →

Hank Wiederhold Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 1976 Memorial Scholarship a link to past generosity

By: Olga Kuchment Hank Wiederhold knew first-hand that a generous act can yield life-long rewards. Many years ago, Wiederhold was looking for a way to transfer from Blinn College to Texas A&M University, and he met a young banker who decided to co-sign on his student loan. This stranger’s act of generosity allowed the student to fulfill his dream of becoming an agricultural engineer. Wiederhold’s career with the USDA—Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) resulted in countless benefits for Texans, and his love of family and all things Aggie… Read More →

Student’s Education in Ag Engineering Leads to Career in Designing Prosthetic Limbs

Outstanding Student Spotlight Series: A Q&A with Logan Kostroun Major: Biological and Agricultural Engineering Graduation: May 2014 Hometown: Cameron, TX On his time at Texas A&M… How have your interests evolved during your time at Texas A&M?  When I first started at Texas A&M, I wanted to pursue a career as an Agricultural Engineer, but I quickly took a keen interest in medicine. Medicine, in my opinion, is the highest level of service to those which cannot help themselves. This motivated me to take additional pre-medical coursework and get involved with… Read More →

Faulkner discusses his deep Aggie roots, a global demand for agricultural and biological engineers, and opportunities to help developing countries

Q&A by Olga Kuchment, Texas A&M AgriLife Communications Staying in your hometown can help you build a national reputation in your professional field — at least if you’re William Brock Faulkner, a fifth-generation Brazos County resident and a prominent young agricultural engineer. A graduate of Bryan High School, Faulkner received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University. Immediately after he graduated in 2008 the department hired him on as faculty. Faulkner’s research deals with two overlapping topics: cotton… Read More →