At A Glance

Thought Leader Series: 3D As It's Meant to Be

National Bison Association Conference

Knitting for Students

National Western Stock Show Livestock Judging

Amarillo College Transfer Student Day

Instagram Holiday Contest Scholarship Recipient

Dates To Remember

March 8: Midterms

Reinventing Production: 3D As It's Meant to Be

Dr. Jason Rolland was the Thought Leader Series Spring speaker

and also spoke to the Honors and Pre-Professional Chemistry II students.

Dr. Rolland discussed the use of Carbon in 3D printing,

and the ideation-to-production platform for end-use parts by a team of industry

and technical experts who help accelerate better products in less time!

Dr. Jason Rolland is the Senior Vice President of Materials at Carbon,

a Silicon Valley based company who is working at the intersection of hardware,

software and molecular science.

The company was founded in 2013 where the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman,

Dr. Joseph DeSimone, unveiled the scientific breakthrough

behind Carbon Digital Light Synthesis technology for the first time.

Thank you, Dr. Rolland, for your willingness to change the way we think!

P.S. On February 18, 2020, one of Time Magazine's 2010 Top 100 Most Influential People,

Dr. Temple Grandin, became the first lecturer in the new

Thought Leader Series" presented by the College. 

National Bison Association Conference

The WT Herdsmen took a trip to Denver, Colorado,

where they attended the National Bison Association Winter Conference.

They spent Friday competing in the bison judging contest.

For a first time competition, the students had a successful run!

The Herdsmen had two teams: one team finished as the Reserve National Champion Collegiate Team and the other finished as 4th place Collegiate Team!

Hayden Holwick, Jr. Animal Science, PVET Specialization,

was 1st place Collegiate Individual and received a $1,500 scholarship!

Friday evening they got to attend the awards banquet and meet vendors,

and Saturday they attended the Gold Trophy Show and Sale

at the National Western Shock Show.

2023-2024 Herdsmen:

Mia Encinias, Sr. Animal Science

George Graybill, Sr. Animal Science

Hayden Holwick, Jr. Animal Science,

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Specialization

Kaden Husband, Sr. Animal Science,

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Specialization

Jett Mizer, Jr. Agribusiness

Makenzie Norden, Sr. Animal Science,

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Specialization

Rebecca Tracy, Sr. Animal Science,

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Specialization

Jaden Vititow, So. Wildlife Biology

The Herdsmen are led by Dr. Kelly Jones, Clinical Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Herdsmen Adviser, as well as Dalton Keener, M.S. Animal Science and Herdsmen graduate assistant.

Knitting for Students

Mrs. Berlin McIntosh, Department of Chemistry and Physics Administrative Associate,

has been an avid hand-knitter for seven years! Each semester she knits over 100

ear-warmers, hats and scarves to donate to WT students

during the early weeks of the Spring semester.

She is a member of a local ladies organization called Beta Sigma Phi,

where the members come together and place their hand-knitted items

at the Pedestrian Mall on the WT campus.

This year she was able to knit using maroon and white yarn. With the products she knitted, she placed them in the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences Dean's Office, as well as the Department of Chemistry and Physics

and Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences offices,

so that all faculty, staff and students could take one if they liked!

"It is a simple act but hand-knitting requires time,

so that time I am taking is special as it’s to share with guests and students!"

-Mrs. Berlin McIntosh

National Western Stock Show Livestock Judging

The Livestock Judging Team traveled to Denver, Colorado to compete

in the National Western Stock Show Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest.

Team Awards:

2nd: Goats

4th: Sheep/Goats

5th: Feedlot Cattle

6th: Cattle Reasons

8th: Reasons

8th: Overall

Individual Results:

Emma Carley, Jr. Equine Industry

and Business: 3rd Sheep/Goats, 4th Goats

Dexter Small, Jr. Animal Science:

10th Sheep/Goats

Other team members include: Abby Scholz, Sr. Agricultural Media and Communication, Aspyn Green, Jr. Animal Science, Mia Encinias, Sr. Animal Science,

Katie Willoughby, Sr. Animal Science, and Socorro Rodriguez, Jr. Agribusiness.

Coached by Mr. Michael Semler, Dr. Bob and Cleo Robinson Professor

in Livestock Judging, Livestock Judging Coach and Instructor.

Anna Decker, Fr. Animal Science, traveled to Denver, Colorado,

to compete in the National Western Stock Show FFA Livestock Judging Contest

on behalf of Texas FFA.

Anna and her teammates qualified for the contest

at the 2023 Texas FFA State Livestock Judging Contest.

Anna completed the contest as Reserve High Point Individual, 2nd in Cattle,

4th in Reasons and 7th in Goats.

Amarillo College Transfer Student Day

The Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

hosted an Amarillo College Transfer Student Day on Friday, February 9th

Dr. Lance Kieth, Associate Dean of External Relations and Recruiting

for the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences and Couch Family

Professor of Extension Education, facilitated the visit for students interested in transferring

to WT to pursue majors in one of the three departments of Agricultural Sciences,

Chemistry & Physics, or Life, Earth, & Environmental Sciences.

Instagram Holiday Contest Scholarship Recipient

The official Instagram of West Texas A&M University hosted a five-week long scholarship contest over the Holiday break. For students to be entered into the contest,

they had to submit a photo of themself wearing or holding WT gear,

which clearly showed the college logo, as well as tagging the official Instagram account (@wtamu). Out of around 40 submissions, the third-place winner

was from the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences!

Brenlea Broyles

Fr. Animal Science

3rd Place Photo

The third place photo was submitted by Brenlea Broyles, standing in front of Niagara Falls.

While Brenlea and her father were visiting Buffalo, New York,

they decided to drive across the Canadian border to visit Niagara Falls.

Brenlea happened to be wearing her WT gear and recalled the contest, so she grabbed a photo!

A Moment with Mrs. Bachman

Pond's Ponder

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.

Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

-Helen Keller

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