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Clark Receives Coveted Award from AASCARR

Dr. James Clark, dean of the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering at West Texas A&M University, is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources (AASCARR).

Clark received the highly coveted award during the AASCARR 2009 annual meeting Oct. 5-7 at Sul Ross State University in Alpine. The award, which has only two previous recipients, recognizes outstanding members who have contributed significantly to the organization. A resolution read at the meeting commended Clark for being an advocate for AASCARR and noted his tireless work on the Farm Bill committee. The award also recognizes Clark’s work on teaching improvement and his promotion of the non-land grant mission.

“I really enjoy working with this organization, and I am humbled by this award,” Clark said.

He has been a member of the organization since 1992. Clark spent three years as treasurer on the AASCARR’s board of directors before being installed as president elect for 1998-99. He served as president for the 1999-2000 term and as past president for 2000-2001. He also has been an active member of numerous AASCAR committees and served as chairman of the Special Projects Committee. Clark also served as a representative to NASULGC (National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges) on International Committee on Organization and Policy, 2001-2004; Farm Bill Task Force, 2001-2007; and Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy, 2004-2007.

An affiliate of the Academic Program Section of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), AASCAR is an organization of state colleges and public non-land-grant universities emphasizing undergraduate education in agriculture, renewable resources and related disciplines.


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