Welcome to the
WTAMU Herdsmen Team

The WTAMU students and community appreciate the dedication and work of the Herdsmen Team. These men and women are responsible for the safety, care and management of Thunder XIV, the Thunder Lodge, and serve as ambassadors to broadly share the values and heritage Thunder brings to the WTAMU community. 

2023-2024 Herdsmen

The Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences is pleased to present the 2023-2024 Herdsmen. The Herdsmen Team members were thoughtfully selected through a nomination form process, submitted by a WTAMU faculty or staff member, in addition to an extensive written application submitted by the nominee, and a formal interview. The Herdsmen men and women represent the true spirit of a WTAMU Buffalo and our College is proud that these students will oversee the care of our Buffalo, Thunder XIV.

 2023-2024 Herdsmen:


Area of Study


Mia Encinias SR. Animal Science Edgewood, NM
George Graybill SR. Animal Science, PSES minor Keenesburg, CO
Hayden Holwick SO. Animal Science/PVET McLean, TX
Kaden Husband JR. Animal Science/PVET Childress, TX
Makenzie Norden SR. Animal Science, AGBE minor/PVET Sugar Land, TX
Jett Mizer JR. Agribusiness Amarillo, TX
Rebecca Tracy SR. Animal Science/PVET Borger, TX
Jaden Vititow SO. Animal Science Sulphur Springs, TX
Graduate Assistant, Dalton Keener MS Animal Science Fredericksburg, TX

Faculty Adviser: To be announced


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