Four students at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) received the association’s annual scholarships for 2013-2014. This is the sixth year of the scholarship program which recognizes upper class students from the panhandle and south plains with a $1,000 award. Students are chosen by the WTAMU Foundation with priority given to area students studying some facet of agriculture. The recipients are announced at the Ag Day event on September 7, this year the winners are:
Madilyn Elizabeth Shults from Pampa, a junior agriculture education major. This is her second time to receive the award.
Natalie Nicole Pugh from Abernathy, a sophomore agriculture media and communication major.
Travis Jack Miller from Booker, a senior agriculture major.
Shandi Jade Leavitt from Wildorado, an agriculture media and communication major.
These students push themselves to excel in the classroom and with extracurricular activities beneficial to their college experience. The foundation has done another fine job identifying students the association is proud to recognize. The association wishes these students success as they continue their college career.
Steve Donnell Recognized
At the Ag Day event on September 7, the Agriculture Department recognized Steve Donnell from the Amarillo office as one its First Choice award winners.
According to the University Foundation, “The honoree must be successful in his or her profession while being easily identified with West Texas A&M University. The honoree should have contributed to WTAMU Agriculture in leadership, volunteer service, participation in campus activities, or financial support. The honoree should be an advocate for West Texas A&M University in his or her professional duties and community activities.”
The association is proud for Steve and appreciates the university for this recognition; and the relationship between Panhandle-Plains Land Bank and West Texas A&M.