Julie Rogers, senior lecturer and associate head of the Department
of Architecture, and Michael Murphy, associate professor of landscape
architecture, were among 22 faculty and staff to receive Distinguished
Achievement Awards from the Association of Former Students in
May 2005. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the Association
of Former Students.
“The recipients of these awards remind us that a university
is not what it claims to be, or what it strives to become. It
is what it does,” said Texas A&M President Robert M.
Speaking of the award winners, Gates added, “Their excellence
is the foundation of our excellence, as a university and as an
institution entrusted with service to our state, nation and world.
Their distinguished achievement distinguishes Texas A&M.”
“These awards capture the essence of Texas A&M,” noted
David Prior, executive vice president and provost. “They
recognize outstanding teaching, research, continuing education
and extension, student relations, administration and staff contributions
to this university. Each recipient has demonstrated excellence
in his or her area, and we offer our congratulations and our
gratitude,” he added.